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RZA’s publicist responds to Azealia Banks’ recent "derogatory" posts

KC Orcutt

 // Oct 21, 2017

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Exactly one year ago, RZA and Azealia Banks attended a private party at Russell Crowe's suite, with an altercation during the evening resulting in a slew of ongoing drama for all involved parties.

During a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club, the veteran rapper revisited the past incident, with his latest commentary rekindling the public tension between the two.

The Breakfast Club | RZA and Mathematics
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After Banks got wind of RZA's new interview, she reacted by way of slamming the rapper on social media, reportedly ending a series of posts with a death wish for the Wu-Tang co-founder.

"RZA has to stop talking about me in the media," Banks wrote. "Until he is ready to apologize publicly he can go back to sucking Russell Crowes d—k for invites to Hollywood parties."

RZA's publicist has since issued a statement responding to Banks' recent derogatory posts, adding that the rapper, despite the unfortunate situation, continues to "respond positively" when asked about her during interviews.

"The derogatory posts against my client RZA by Azealia Banks is unwarranted and beyond that — unbecoming," the statement from his publicist, Tresa Sanders, reads. "I represent RZA and found it necessary to state he would never have done what he has in support of Ms Banks to put her in a position to be harmed, ridiculed, demeaned, or treated in an inhumane way. And still, he continues to support her."

Sanders also explains that her client has consistently taken the high road despite being on the receiving end of social media attacks from Banks.

Rumor Report | Azealia Banks speaks on RZA
The Breakfast Club

"Yet Banks goes on to socialize her attacks stating RZA should 'drop dead' while making unfavorable remarks against him," the statement continues. "Regardless of any rumored conditions she may have, I feel there is no excuse for this type of behavior, therefore I feel obligated to let the record show that RZA has tried his best to support Ms. Banks. Taking the high road is not an easy task when someone constantly slanders you, but he has. Enough is enough. Respect and decency should happen at some point."

Despite the differences between the two, the RZA-directed film, Love Beats Rhymes, which stars Banks, is still set to hit select theaters on Dec. 1.

Take a look at RZA's recent sit-down with the hosts of The Breakfast Club above.

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