U-God Sues Wu-Tang Clan for $2.5 Million
Wu Tang Clan member U-God says he's fed up with not receiving any of the royalties he deserves from the albums he was apart of with the rest of the group and thus, is now suing all of them for allegedly messing with his money.
The rapper is asking for all of the accounts of Wu-Tang's various revenue streams, and believes he's owed at least $2.5 million for numerous breaches of contract.
In the documents filed in NYC, U-God explains he's contributed to about 170 tracks for the Wu since he fully joined the group in 1993. (Due to U's incarceration in '92, he was only vaguely featured on the first album 36 Chambers). But U reportedly hasn't been getting his share of revenue from 12 Wu-Tang albums, for at least the last 6 years.
The Staten Island rapper also says his Wu-Tang contract requires him to get two annual payments for his cut of merchandising. But he hasn't received that either. U-God makes it clear he has particular issue with RZA and his brother, Mitchell Diggs, claiming in the filed documents that they're abusing their power as Wu founders, and pulling strings to leave him out of the money flow, according to TMZ.
In addition, Wu-Tang's top secret double album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was bought out for $2 million by Martin Shkreli. U says he's yet to see a penny from that sale either.
U-God typically has always had a low profile, even when he did solo albums. But now he's tired of being quiet and wants the money and respect he deserves. Hope they can all figure it out civilly.