RZA Addresses Azealia Banks-Russell Crowe Incident


RZA took to social media on Thursday to break his silence on the fight that went down between Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe, last Saturday.

“Peace. Normally I don’t respond to negative social media attacks towards me. Yet in this case of Azealia Banks I’m compelled to respond,” he said, while giving his account of what happened in the actor’s suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel. “Firstly I only wish the best for her and any struggling artist in this complex industry. Azealia was brought to my attention while I was casting my next Film Coco. I heard the rumors of her problems in the industry but disregarded them with the rationality everyone is innocent until proven guilty. So my producer and I fought for her to be in the film and we succeeded.”

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Azealia Banks Files Police Report Against Russell Crowe After Hotel Fight


According to TMZ, Azealia Banks filed a police report with Beverly Hills PD Sunday afternoon, after she says Russell Crowe refused to apologize for a fight they got into on Saturday night.

The incident, in which she says the actor choked her and called her the N-word, took place at Russell’s room at a Beverly Hills Hotel – where he’d invited about 10 people to stop by for dinner and listen to music. RZA was one of the guests on the list, and he brought along Azealia as his plus one.

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