Being called a control freak is no one’s idea of a good time, but neither is owing someone $2.5 million. While neither claims have been proven unequivocally true, it hasn’t stopped Wu-Tang Clan members RZA & U-God from exchanging words and throwing blame.
In his new memoir, RAW: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang, U-God not only discusses him suing the group for $2.5 million over unpaid royalties since 2010, but the state of Wu-Tang’s group morale. “Right now, it just looks like the Wu brothers are not on the same page, going at each other’s throats, missing shows, and all that,” he writes, “But, to me, it’s really years of BS catching up to RZA. See, he put his family in charge of shit, and for years, we would go on the road but the money came up short.” U-God also mentions that not all Wu-Tang members have access to the infamous “W” logo.
Responding to the dictatorial image U-God painted of him, RZA responded in a Rolling Stone article stating that he “could never be a control freak.” Now, I don’t know about you, but if someone called me a control freak, even if it was simply out of frustration, I wouldn’t respond by taking control of the conversation with the statement: “I could never be a control freak.” The never in the response, implies that he is always in control of not being a control freak, which might sound pretty meta, but also sounds like the highest level of control freakishness possible. I’m not saying RZA is a control freak, but it sure sounds like something a control freak would say.
Shoot him, he’s the control freak!
I’m not the control freak, he’s the control freak!
That’s just what a control freak would say!
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