Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God recently addressed the backlash Young Money stud Drake has received in light of the release of his “Wu-Tang Forever.”
Although a remix is reportedly on deck, God said he can understand why diehard Wu fans were unwilling to get down with Drake’s initial release.
“Our fans are some of the hardest f*cking critics ever,” he says with a chuckle. “You try something new, they get mad at you. I love my fans but we have some real meticulous hard fans… If I do a song with Prince, Wu-Tang fans are going to be mad. They really don’t like us meshing with nobody else.” U-God continues: “I tell my fans, you gotta let it ride. We want to get together with people and have fun, man. I’m tired of us being looked at like we’re unapproachable or antisocial. My Wu Tang fans need to chill and just let bygones be bygones.” (VIBE)
The Wu’s Inspectah Deck has since said Drizzy does not pay homage or make the record a real tribute to the Clan.
“After listening to the @Drake song, I agree with u… It is in no form a tribute to WU and SHOULD NOT wear the title Wutang Forever!,” Deck tweeted September 13.
“I am not switching up.. My tweet earlier stated without previously hearing the song I thought it was a tribute and saw that as respect.”
“My 2nd tweet based on hearing the song.. Not stating if its wack or not I said what I felt about the song and title in conjunction with WU” (Inspectah Deck’s Twitter)
Interestingly enough, he initially stood behind the record after it started to receive backlash heading into the weekend.
“GM fam! Woke up to a lot of @Drake disses… WTH? The homey did a song about us right? Is that not love/respect? Or did I miss sum’n?” (Inspectah Deck’s Twitter)
Since its release, 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)
Check out “Wu-Tang Forever”: