U-God Suing Wu-Tang Clan & RZA for $2.5 Million

By Staff  |  11/30/2016


Wu-Tang Clan member U-God is suing the group and its founder RZA for allegedly screwing him out of royalties over the last several years.

According to TMZ, the rap vet (real name: Lamont Jody Hawkins) has filed a lawsuit in NYC against the Wu, claiming he's owed more than $2.5 million.

In court docs, U-God says he's contributed to around 170 Wu-Tang tracks, dating back to 1993 and 12 albums. Specifically, he says he hasn't received his share of royalties for, at least, the past six years. Furthermore, he says his Wu-Tang contract states that he would get two annual payments from his share of merchandising, but claims he's been stiffed on that as well.

In the lawsuit, he names the Wu-Tang Clan, specifically RZA and his brother Mitchell Diggs, claiming they're abusing their power as Wu founders.

The secret, one-off Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, which sold to Martin Shkreli for $2 million for $2 million, is also mentioned in the lawsuit. U-God says he hasn't seen a dime from the record-setting sale.