Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck has spoken out in light of Drake’s recent release of the “Wu-Tang Forever” Nothing Was The Same track and said he cannot stand behind it.
According to Deck, Drizzy does not pay homage or make the record a real tribute to the Wu.
“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)
Coincidentally, he initially stood behind the record after it started to receive backlash.
“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)
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)
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”: