Life Comes At You Fast: U-God Sues RZA & The Wu-Tang Clan

blame it on Meka November 30, 2016

The storied history of the Wu-Tang Clan has not been without its fair share of turmoil. From track nine of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… to the (why won’t it end?) Martin Shkreli saga, beef has always followed the Clan.

This time, however, it’s become even more personal.

According to bastion of all things hip hop, TMZ, U-God has recently filed a lawsuit against both the RZA and the entire Clan in general. According to court documents filed in New York, U-God (née Lamont Jody Hawkins) alleges that he has not gotten his share of royalties off of 12 Wu-Tang albums for at least the last six years. His contract with the Wu-Tang Clan requires that he receive two annual payments for his share of merchandising, but U-God also claims that he has has been “cut off” from those monies.

On top of that, U-God also says that he hasn’t received any money from the sale of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin — which was infamously purchased by Shkreli for $2 million.

Asking for “a complete accounting of Wu-Tang’s various revenue streams,” U-God says he is owed at least $2.5 million.


Neither RZA or the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan have responded to the lawsuit. And that sound softly heard in the background? Millions of hearts, owned by Wu fans, gently weeping.