Azealia Banks Cuts Ties With RZA, Calls Him “a Chump”

By Staff  |  10/19/2016

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks is cutting ties with RZA, who she was in talks with to sign to his label, following her altercation with Russell Crowe.

The Harlem rapper tells TMZ that RZA essentially left her to fend for herself, when she got into an altercation with Crowe over the weekend at a private party at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Because of this, Banks says she's no longer signing to his label. "I'm not signing sh*t with RZA. Absolutely not. No, no, no, no," she told TMZ. "Because, you know what? If these guys can chump you out like that, that's not somebody I need to attach myself to. I'm strong enough on my own."

Banks says that during the incident -- where she claims Crowe manhandled her, spit on her and called her the n-word -- RZA stood there and watched... because he was afraid to speak up again important Hollywood figures present.

"RZA doesn't have that much clout. He doesn't have that much clout, in a room full of high-powered Hollywood white men. [RZA] stood there, like a chump," she said.

Since the incident, Banks has filed a battery report with the Beverly Hills PD. The status is currently unknown.