Yesterday Harlem rapper Azealia Banks accused actor Russell Crowe of choking her, spitting on her and calling her the n-word [click here if you missed that].
Welp, Russell's side of the story sounds NOTHING like Azealia's...
Apparently Azealia Banks, who recently signed to Wu Tang Klan's RZA's record label, was RZA's +1 to a hotel party thrown by Russell Crowe.
Sources tell TMZ the trouble started after Azealia began bashing her host and his guests calling them 'a bunch of boring old white men,' and laughing at Russell's music selections.
Then things turned nasty.
We're told a female guest jumped to Russell's defense and suggested Banks pipe down.Instead, we're told she made an insane speech/threat to Crowe and the woman ..."You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino s***." Then for good measure, witnesses say she dropped a few n-bombs ... yet Crowe remained surprisingly calm.We're told Azealia reached for her glass, cocked it back ... and that's when Russell had enough -- he grabbed her in a bear hug and carried her out of the suite. He then called hotel security guards who removed Azealia from the grounds.We're told at least 4 of the guests/witnesses gave statements during the investigation, and all 4 used the word "erratic" to describe Azealia's behavior. For the record, we're told ... even RZA says she used the n-word, not Russell.