RZA Writes Long Letter On Azealia Banks Debacle

(AllHipHop News) The RZA of the famed Wu Tang Clan has written a lengthy, impassioned letter explaining what happened between movie star Russell Crowe and Azealia Banks.

While the letter is long, the rapper flat-out says that he did not hear Crowe call Banks a “n***er.” He also says that he hope nobody else must experience how Banks acts, because she attacked another woman at a private dinner party where she was the Wu-chief’s guest. RZA also maintains that Banks was never signed to him, as she alleged, but promoted it as such on social media.

“I’m not signing sh*t with RZA,” “If these guys can chump you out like that, that’s not somebody I can attach myself to. No, (he didn’t defend me), because RZA doesn’t have that much clout…in a room full of high-powered White men.”

Read the whole letter below, exactly how it was listed on Facebook.

Normally I don’t respond to negative social media attacks towards me. Yet in this case of Azealia Banks I’m compelled to respond. 
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. During the filming process things ran smooth and she delivered. Thus my only experience with her had been professional. The only brief social moment was at the wrap party. Therefore “I HAD NO REAL EXPERIENCE OF HER SOCIAL BEHAVIOR…”
A few weeks ago Azealia hit me up for some economic help and bong I gave a helping hand. 
She then followed up asking me to help her get a record deal.

I called a friend and bong a record deal was on the table. The only clause my buddy gave was I be the filter because the word is “she is volatile”. 
I called her and told her a deal was in the workings. She immediately, prematurely went to social media and claimed she signed a deal with RZA Yet no deal was signed. 
I didn’t respond or comment to her post because I’m not the type to stop the hustle. 
I actually wanted her to win. 
I advised her to stay focus, leave social media and tabloids alone and let your music and art do your talking. 
She then hits me for a ticket to LA to work and Bong I comply. 
She then needs a place to stay and bong I put her in a hotel.

I returned to LA shortly after and we scheduled a meeting. 
I invited her to meet me at the BHH Polo Lounge. Yet I head also planned on spending some time with my Buddy RC in his suite so I ask him can she join. He says “cool Bobby” so I invited her. 
Before the night is over Azealia is insulting half the room she becomes loud and obnoxious. 
There was nothing funny about her behavior. I felt a little embarrassed because she was my guest. 
Still verbal abuse can be tolerated but when it goes physical…
Azealia threaten to cut a girl in the face with a glass, then actually grabs a glass and physically attacks for no logical reason. 
Russell blocked the attack and expelled her from the suite. 
Seeing is believing and I saw her behave as an obnoxious erratic individual and in the circles I frequent this was unprecedented. I was totally puzzles by her and thought maybe meds or booze or something had her zoned out. 
Nevertheless I made sure she got home safe. 
I did not hear Russell call her a N::gg::::
I’m not trying to protect Russell from anything he is a man of his own Caliber. 
My art, talent and success speaks for it self and Azealia’s recent slander of me and self victimization reflect’s the personality of the person that was in that room that night. 
I have a wife, daughters, sisters and females on my staff so I protect women everyday. 
I pray none of them ever behave the way I witnessed Azealia Banks behaved that night.

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45 Responses to “RZA Writes Long Letter On Azealia Banks Debacle”

  1. Concerned Citizen

    Damn shorty is done i the industry unless that acting is super high caliber that someone will put up with her BS. Broke dumb broads should stay humble, play their position, win and move forward. Please stop posting stories about this one! thx

  2. TD

    He should have done his research. I know he wanted to help but she has burned more bridges left and right. I never heard a song from her but she is in the new more than a relevant artist.

  3. Tmillz74

    This sistas past interactions simply speak for themselves, it’s seriously a sad thang…Honey needs some help, point blank period

  4. Markus

    Cold can’t make cold hot. While RZA is a respected name still in rap circles, he’s not currently a household name to the millenials he’d be trying to sell her product to. Bad marriage in the making from jump.

    • Knickfan4life

      She is huge overseas I think people just tend to think America when it comes to music. Wu tang can go on a 25 city tour overseas if they wanted to and sell out. But she blew her money acting silly.

      • STEPH

        Overseas still listens to Rob Base and DJ Eazy rock, they f— with the s— we don’t want and naturally they f— with artist we do f— with…..They’re like the “Mikey” version of music consumers…..They listen to anything Lmao! She’s f—ed with a sandpaper dildo.

  5. JerZeBoy

    this chick does it to herself. every week she is ripping on someone(JayZ,Eminem,Kayne, etc) she is just a live wire, and a negative one at that. She has burned all her bridges and her talent doesnt outshine her negativeness……

  6. Now and The Foward

    This has got to be one of the stupidest things you can do. Azealia, listen this business just ain’t for you. You are a whack job. You are a professional bridge burner. Do you know how many females in L.A. on their knees praying ( or sucking) for opportunities to be in movies? Yeah, RZA may not be the biggest name in hip-hop now, but trust and believe his Hollywood clout is where its supposed to be. He can make calls, he can get you on soundtracks, and he had you at Russell Crowe’s suite playin industry party games, drinking high priced liquor and I suspect blowing some of the best OG Los Angeles has to offer. But instead of working the room, and making more connections, your silly azz gonna disrupt the party, and make rza look stupid. This broad makes it hard for ya’ll out here trying to make in that business causes that was a waste of a opportunity.

    • SBRon

      “his Hollywood clout”? The problem is that he’s following the same bootlickin’ formula of the majority of black celebs! That formula puts you in a series of “compromises”…your integrity, your principles, your BLACKNESS, etc. If this chick WAS truly a victim, RZA would have to decide whether or not to defend her (and risk losing his “Hollywood clout”) or NOT come to her defense? I’d say it’s pretty safe to assume which “side” this dude is on!

      • Now and The Foward

        What? C’mon man….Think about what your saying. First, everybody has/or had clout on some level. Whether it be Hollywood or the dude/chick who working at the mall as a manager. Even you. Yes, you HAVE “clout” on some level. Now, let’s say your “clout” is in the car industry, and you know me and I need a job. You take my resume, and say I’m gonna use my RELATIONSHIPS (clout) I have to get you in the door. Are you following me? Good. Now, I get the job and because of your credibility I get to the front of the line of all the other applicants. Are you still following me? Good. Now, you invite me to a party where your friends and car industry associates are and invite me as a guest. I start drinking making uncomfortable jokes, abd threaten to cut someobe with a broken champagne glass. I am now thrown OUT, and the reason why I am there in the first place is you

      • SBRon

        There’s a MUCH BIGGER picture, young man. It’s time that “clout” be viewed as how much juice you have within the black community! The thought process that might make you and “House NZA” think you’ve “arrived” by being the only Negro in a cracka Hollywood party (like a fly in a bowl of milk), is OVER! I’d say to Mr. Diggs, get together with some other brothas & sistas and build a BLACK HOLLYWOOD…follow me?

      • Now and The Foward

        This ain’t about black Hollywood. This about a person who wants to act crazy, and not be held accountable. Please, don’t make this about black. She tried play RZA on social media. Thats just not cool especially if he is helping you.

      • SBRon

        EVERYTHING is about “black”…?!? “There’s a war goin on outside no (black) man is safe from”!!! WAKE UP!!!!!

  7. josh

    Good read Azelia Banks is the ultimate “pitty party” or “victim” she’s so stupid I can’t stand her I hope I never read about her again this business isn’t for her and she doesn’t deserve to be written or talked about

  8. Scromes1212

    He said he didn’t HEAR Russell call her a n**ger. He didn’t say it didn’t happen. Also I have a question for Rza. So your ok with Russell tossing your guest and spitting on her? Because it took Russell Crowe to toss a 5 foot nothing black girl? In a room full of people?

      • Scromes1212

        I’m waiting on the footage. Once we see that we can get a better context of the whole situation. It’s just funny to me that an actor of Russell Crowe level wouldn’t just tell the hotel to release the footage if he did nothing wrong.

      • Victor Cano

        So it’s ok to threated and act upon to cut another womans face with glass but it’s not ok to “toss” said woman out of the room for doing so??? You are twisted and need to find her so you 2 can enjoy life together. This woman, girl cause real women don’t act like that, has a major history of doing this very thing and the only common denominator in all these incidents is her…… She’s the problem of the self destruction she has created for herself.

      • Scromes1212

        This is what I’m talking about! You obviously didn’t read the part where she said Russel said she was attractive then someone proceeds to put there hand on her thigh.

      • Scromes1212

        So there is behavior that’s warrants a grown man spitting on a woman?

      • soundguy

        I’d say coming to someone’s party, insulting the guests and then threatening to kill someone warrants being spit on. If you did that in some neighborhoods it would get you a lot worse.

      • Scromes1212

        Yeah but it was only her and him in the hallway. That’s why I keep stressing the the footage.

      • Scromes1212

        She is the only one saying it but nobody from his camp is denying it. She said the footage will show it.

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