While out promoting the Fox television show “Gang Related,” actor/rapper RZA was asked to share his thoughts on both the Jay Z and Solange Knowles altercation in a hotel elevator and remarks Donald Sterling made about black people in a recorded phone conversation.
During his interview with Vlad TV, RZA was first asked about Jay and Solange’s elevator encounter. The Staten Island musician first laughed at the incident before stating that fights between family members aren’t uncommon.
“Nah man, I don’t know,” said RZA when asked how he felt about the fight. “Cause you can’t hear what they were saying, but we all got family, man. You know what I mean? It’s always somebody in the family that just make your day go different, man. It’s probably one of those days for him. But blessings to their family. To me they’re one of the most beautiful families we have in America. Especially in Hip Hop. It’s a very unique family, him and Beyoncé. And they really represent so much black love for us. But look, we got crazy cousins, crazy sisters, crazy aunts and uncles in our families, man. That happens. And I ain’t saying Solange cause I know her personally. She’s a real good artist herself, but that’s family. So, they’ll figure that out.”
Following his commentary on Solange versus Jay Z, RZA then spoke on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. He shared his belief that what Sterling said was wrong, but also questioned why such a private conversation was released to the public.
“What he did was his own mistake,” RZA said. “You know what I mean? But I don’t like the idea that whatever somebody do—I mean, I don’t agree with what he did, right. But he was just talking to one of his chickenheads on the phone, yo. That’s like me calling up…Even if I was just talking to my wife on the phone and I was like ‘Yo, this mothafucka try to cut me off. This big head, fuckin crazy-looking Italian mothafucka’ or something. And the next thing you know people say I don’t like Italians when I love Italians. You know what I’m saying? I ain’t saying that’s his case though. But you talk on the phone with somebody or you talking to somebody in the privacy of what you dealing with, I thought that meant something, but I guess that don’t mean nothing no more in this country either."
Video of RZA’s interview with Vlad TV can be found below.