News: RZA Addresses Game's Lawsuit Allegations, "Tired & On This Twitter To Respond"
Monday, Jan 31, 2011 11:10PM
Wu-Tang Clan's RZA has stepped forward to address accusations made by Game claiming he has threatened to seek legal action in regard to an authorized record called "Heartbreaker" from his new Purp & Patron mixtape.
Initially writing on his Twitter page, RZA expressed his respect toward the West Coast emcee.
"Tired, and on this twitter to respond while I am in China working. I have nothing but love for Game.," RZA tweeted Monday (January 31). (RZA's Twitter)
Following RZA's tweet, a statement was released with specific details on the situation.
"This is Tam, [RZA's] assistant. The issue boils down to we wanted to get the song on the album that was coming out for Game at the time. We went to the studio that night and Game felt the track and it was all good. The issue came about when it did not make it to the album because there was not enough time to clear the track. We spoke with Tony Martin, who informed us that the track would not be used and if it was, we would be notified. Now, that being said, they put it on a mix tape and never said anything to us; and we got an offer to have the tracked purchased by someone else. So this is not anything personal, and RZA has nothing but love for Game, but this is business and in all fairness, it would have been cool if they would have just let us know what the intent was, because we began soliciting the track for purchase and its looks like this was a double sale issue when it wasn't." (Statement)
Last week, Game discussed alleged legal action taking place on RZA's behalf.
"I think RZA [is] tryin' to sue about ['Heartbreaker'] or somethin'," confirmed Game in an interview. "That's f*ckin' crazy. Like, I don't even know how RZA sues The Game." From Game's understanding, the song was an agreement. "He came to the studio and brought the ['Heartbreaker'] track to me. He's like, 'Yo Game, this is for you. You can have that.' Those are his words." Game also maintains that RZA's company on that day, Rev. Burke, was invited to rhyme on the record. "His boy spit crazy. I [rapped after] him." (Hip Hop DX)
Game recently discussed his new Purp & Patron mixtape and how underground projects differ from album releases.
"A mixtape is pretty much just calling in favors from, you know, some of the biggest rap superstars who happen to be good friends of mine off the mic and them just delivering for me and me throwing it all out there. But an album, you know, I've got to take my time because that's my legacy. I can joke and I can play around with different topics and lyrics and different rhyme patterns and sounds on a mixtape, but on an album I've got to take it seriously because that's who I am, it's what defines me." (Rolling Stone)
Check out some recent Game footage below: