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RZA releases statement about Azealia Banks-Russell Crowe feud

21 October 2016 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Beverly Hills, CA, United States (4E) – Rapper Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe continue to have a feud and rapper RZA released a statement about the matter on his Facebook page.

Banks claims the Oscar-winning actor called her a “n****r” and choked her while he tried to remove her from the party after saying some hurtful statements. The incident reportedly took place over the weekend at a Beverly Hills hotel suite and RZA broke his silence over the incident. Banks was the guest of RZA at the event after they had a meeting.

RZA started off by saying that he normally does not respond to negative social media attacks towards him but he felt compelled to speak out about the Banks-Crowe feud. He noted that he only wishes the best for Banks and other struggling artists in the industry then noted that he heard rumors about the attitude of the female rapper but he and his producer fought for her to be in the upcoming drama entitled “Coco.”

He added that during shooting, everything went smooth and Banks delivered. He then offered Banks of economic help and assister her in securing a record deal. RZA continued to say that he invited Banks to meet him at the BHH Polo Lounge and that during that time, he also planned to spend time with his friend, Crowe. RZA said he even asked Crowe if he could take Banks with him so she was able to join them that evening.

RZA reveals, "There was nothing funny about her behavior. I felt a little embarrassed because she was my guest.” Banks reportedly threatened to cut a female in the face with a glass and that the rapper actually grabbed a glass and physically attacked the woman for no reason. Crowe then intervened and removed Banks from the suite.

RZA also attested that Crowe never used the n word on Banks. A spokesperson for Banks says that they are in disbelief about the statement of the rapper and producer.

Banks and Crowe are yet to comment.