*Troubled rapper Azealia Banks appeared on Access Hollywood to cry about actor Russell Crowe hurling racial slurs at her before physically throwing her out of his recent party.
Following RZA’s lengthy post about the details from that night, Banks has now offered up her side of the story after initially claiming Crowe called her the n-word and choked her.
According to the rapper, a minor comment started the spat:
“Russell Crowe’s just like, ‘Oh, you haven’t done anything with your career,’” she said. “And I’m just like, ‘Well, nobody’s checkin’ for you right now, so let’s just settle down.’ And then when I said that, the whole table was like, ‘Oh my god, how dare you!’”
Check out her segment in the clip below.
Banks’ version of events differed from RZA’s. He took to Facebook to explain what happened because she was his guest for the party.
“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… ,” RZA wrote. “Azealia threatened 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.”
There have even been reports that she’s bipolar and that she hit up the party high on drugs… particularly bath salts.
In addition to her violent encounter with Crowe, Banks continues to receive criticism for her pro-skin bleaching stance. The self-hating artist has confessed to bleaching her skin in order to gain mainstream acceptance. Recently, she took to Facebook to sell skin-lightening kits and explain why she just wants to bleach her skin in peace.
skin bleachers are people too!!!
We have feelings and emotions and it’s not fair to act as if we are aliens or accuse us of self-hate or try to ostracize us from the black community when the world already does a good enough job of ostracizing the black populous from humanity as a whole.
It sucks! And it’s painful and exacerbates the insecurities we may or may not already have.
eve if it IS indicative of mental illness, WHY DO YOU THINK THATS SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT OR POKE FUN AT?!
Everyone’s black experience is different. It’s not all cocoa butter, Christianity, cornbread and collard greens for everyone.
There is a WHOLE community of black people who bleach their skin for WHATEVER reason and it’s about time black folk and people as a whole stop denigrating and accept us for who the f*ck we are.
For f*cks sake…..
She truly sounds mental.
What are your thoughts about Banks’ ALL SKIN BLEACHERS MATTER stance?