RZA: Azealia Banks' Erratic Behavior Doesn't Take Away From Her Talent

AB is starring in the Wu-Tang Clan member's upcoming 'Love Beats Rhymes' feature film.

(AllHipHop News) RZA and Mathematics stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about the latest Wu-Tang Clan album The Saga Continues. The conversation on the radio show also included RZA being questioned about a highly publicized 2016 incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel between Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe.

At the time, Banks accused Crowe of calling her a "n-gger" and spitting on her during a party hosted by the Oscar-winning actor. Crowe denied the allegations, and RZA released a public letter suggesting Banks was the aggressor in that situation.

"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 puzzled by her and thought maybe meds or booze or something had her zoned out," wrote RZA.

He also told TMZ, "She attacked like physically. Verbal abuse is one thing. She physically attacked. To me, she was attacking Russell. He deflected, grabbed her, and took her out [of the room].”

While speaking with The Breakfast Club this week, RZA talked about how the violent encounter does not downplay Bank's abilities as an artist. The Wu member stated, "I was very angry at a point, but I can't be angry at her talent."

Azealia Banks plays the lead role in the upcoming RZA-directed movie Love Beats Rhymes. The film also features Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married?), Common (Smokin' Aces), Lucien Laviscount (Snatch), MC Jin (2 Fast 2 Furious), and John David Washington (Ballers).

"I heard about [Banks'] history, but when she came to work for me, she did her job every day," added RZA. "She's a natural talent."

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