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RZA says Azealia Banks is "an obnoxious erratic individual"

20 October 2016, 21:43 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

RZA has offered up his views on the recent Azealia Banks vs. Russell Crowe incident, describing Banks as "an obnoxious erratic individual."

Earlier this week Banks said that Russell Crowe was physically and racially abusive at a Beverly Hills hotel. Banks was attending a gathering in Crowe's suite as a guest of the Wu-Tang Clan rapper, who was invited as a friend of Crowe.

"To recap my night, I went to a [party] at Russell Crowe's suite, at which he called me a n----r, choked me, threw me out and spat at me," wrote Banks in a now-deleted Facebook post. "Last night was one of the hardest nights of sleep I've had in a long time... the men in the room allowed it to happen."

Unnamed "eyewitness accounts" disagreed with what Banks had said, instead claiming that the "212" rapper was being abusive to other guests, reportedly threatening guests: "You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino s***."

Banks has filed a battery report against Crowe after he declined to publically apologise for the alleged incident.

"Before the night is over Azealia is insulting half the room she becomes loud and obnoxious," says RZA in his version of events. "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."

"THIS IS NOT A RACE OR GENDER ISSUE," RZA continues. "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."

Read the full statement below.

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