U-God Is Suing RZA and Wu-Tang Clan for $2.5 Million Because Some Beefs Are Forever

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In the latest chapter of a feud that has stood the test of time, U-God is suing Wu-Tang Clan again. TMZ reports that the original Wu member has filed a lawsuit against RZA and the Clan for unpaid royalties amounting to $2.5 million. U-God claims he’s partly responsible for at least 170 Wu-Tang tracks spanning 12 albums — including the elusive record Martin Shkreli paid $2 million to keep mostly to himself — but hasn’t been paid for his work in the last six years. On top of that, U-God says he was contractually expected to receive two payments per year for Wu-Tang merchandising profits, but hasn’t seen his share. His lawsuit specifically takes aim at Wu-Tang leader RZA and RZA’s brother Mitchell “Divine” Diggs, calling out their abuse of power and allegedly conspiring to cut U-God out of Wu-Tang’s earnings. Of course, this isn’t U-God’s first beef with RZA: Back in 2004, U-God briefly quit the group and compared RZA to the devil; in 2008, U-God first sued RZA and the Wu for — you guessed it — unpaid royalties. Though as U-God most recently said about their longtime battles: It’s nothing personal, “just business.”

U-God Sues Wu-Tang Clan for $2.5 Million