Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to work with the Wu many times. From the Enter the 36 Chambers release parties at Trafalgar Square and Webster Hall….to album previews with Raekwon…to indepth discussions with Ghost and Rza for the “Bling Bling” book…

And that’s why I was honored when Ghostface and Raekwon reached out last week and said that they needed to talk to me about something important.

But, see, I’m also a die-hard Wu fan.
Which is why, this is one exclusive I wish I never had to hear.

Ghost fired the first shot on MTV’s Mixtape Monday, saying:

“the hierarchy at Wu-Tang Clan is on some bullsh–. They trying to f— around and make me push my album back and doing all this. But n—as ain’t give us money when we did them Wu-Tang tours… n—as is holding onto a lot of money…It’s a battle right now.”
“The Big Dough Rehab is my album, 8 Diagrams is their album. But it ain’t got nothing to do with the regular members. ‘Cause I love Raekwon, Masta Killa, U-God, Genius, all them. But it’s on right now… N—as better pay my f—ing money. Matter of fact, they can keep the money — just get me out of their life right now.”

And in this two-part conversation, Raekwon goes deeper into the creative and business problems within the Wu..

I wish I could believe that this would all blow over in a few weeks…(I even sat on this scoop to see if Rae and Rza would reach an understanding.) But sadly instead…there will be more revelations from Ghost, coming soon.

(Thank you so much to Rik Three21media for the edit.)