Despite RZA distancing himself from Azealia Banks last year after she had a confrontation with Russell Crowe, the Wu-Tang legend says he can't deny her talents.

During an interview with Hot 97, RZA applauded Azealia's acting chops, which he witnessed on set of his new film, Love Beats Rhymes, due out December 1. He explained that it was after seeing her interview with Ebro and the Hot 97 crew that he decided to audition Azealia for the lead role in the movie.

While speaking about the controversial entertainer, RZA said that Azealia reminded him of the late Wu-Tang rapper ODB. To hear more of what RZA had to say about the comparison, flip to the 33:00 mark above.