RZA Russell Spit At Azealia ... But She Was Out of Her Mind

10/20/2016 12:34 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

RZA has broken his silence ... condemning Azealia Banks for the confrontation with Russell Crowe ... claiming Russell was simply trying to prevent her from intentionally cutting another guest with a glass.

RZA came on "TMZ Live" and told us ... Russell did indeed spit at Azealia like she claims, but he didn't choke her ... nor did he hurl the n-word. He also said she was out of control and violent ... and hinted she was wasted.

RZA says he told cops the same story he told us. Azealia has filed a battery report with the BHPD.