Azealia Banks Severs Ties with RZA Following Russell Crowe's Party
Published Oct 19, 2016According to TMZ, Azealia Banks has severed professional ties with RZA in the wake of a dramatic weekend party hosted by Russell Crowe.
Banks had allegedly been in weeks-long talks to sign a deal with the Wu-Tang mogul and was invited to the aforementioned party as RZA's guest. Sources say that she no longer wishes to work with him, though, after he failed to back her side of the story about the weekend's events.
As previously reported, Banks attended Crowe's party at a hotel suite in Hollywood on Saturday evening (October 15), where she criticized his musical choices and referred to him and another guest as "boring white men."
She later declared, "You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino shit." But it was when she raised and cocked a glass that Crowe carried her out of the suite and called security.
In a since-deleted Facebook post, Banks claimed that Crowe "called me a nigger, choked me, threw me out and spat at me." She has since filed a battery report with the Beverly Hills Police Department, and while the hotel's surveillance footage has yet to surface, Banks is adamant that it will prove her allegations.
Guests interviewed by security described Banks' behaviour as "erratic," and attendees — including RZA — maintained that it was Banks using the N-word (not Crowe) during the altercation.
RZA has yet to publicly comment the incident, though TMZ reports that his camp is of the firm belief that Banks is "full of it."
Luckily for RZA, he's still got one Banks that's willing to work with him.