News: Wu-Tang Clan Calls Out Drake Haters Over "Wu-Tang Forever" Backlash
Friday, Sep 13, 2013 6:53PM
Young Money's Drake is receiving some much-needed support from none other than the Wu-Tang Clan in light of backlash shot his way from the release of his new "Wu-Tang Forever" track.
Before posting a blog post showcasing diehard Wu fans sporting their Clan tattoos, a tweet from the group's Twitter page defended Drizzy's new record.
"HOW CAN WU FANS BE MAD A DRAKE LET ALONE WUTANG FOR PAYING HOMAGE ?," a tweet posted September 13.
"The Wu is forever so is this. http://fb.me/6u87HsaBT" (Wu-Tang Clan's Twitter)
Drake also received props from Grammy-winning production team J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League for the new tune.
"Wu-tang forever is trending. Props 2 @Drake for keeping that legacy. Besides pac n big (RIP) Wu is the most influential in rap in history," a tweet read. (J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League's Twitter)
Since its release this week, the Toronto native has turned into a target by Wu fans.
Despite that seal of approval, however, some fans took to the Web to express confusion. @VStarchaser tweeted, "Wu-Tang Forever .. This is not making any sense to me :/," while @CainMcCoy, apparently, couldn't get past the title, saying, "I was feeling everything from Drake up until 'Wu-Tang Forever.'" @MicheleJenae quipped about the song, referring to another -- literally softer -- title on the upcoming album: "is this pound cake or wu-tang forever?" A few others pointed out the difference between Drake's lyrics and Wu-Tang's, some sharing side by side comparisons of "Wu-Tang Forever" and "It's Yourz." @The_Blackprint_ expressed his confusion with a simile: "You can't name a song 'Wu Tang Forever' and come soft as Charmin A-- paper...SMH" (MTV)
After mounted anticipation, the track premiered online yesterday (September 11).
With less than two weeks until the release of Nothing Was the Same, Drake comes through with "Wu-Tang Forever." The Canadian rapper reflects on a past relationship on the dark track, which is now available to purchase on iTunes with the album pre-order. "Yeah, this sh*t belong to nobody/ It's yours," sings Drizzy. The iTunes tracklisting also confirms that Jhené Aiko will be featured on "From Time," while Jay Z guests on "Pound Cake." (Rap-Up)
Check out "Wu-Tang Forever":