Published Oct 16, 2007A week after announcing the release date for his forthcoming album, Big Dough Rehab, Ghostface Killah has come out swinging over the simultaneous release of his group Wu-Tang Clan's new album on the same day.
Speaking to MTV, Ghostface said: "I had December 4 for the longest but the Wu album, brothers was kinda late on doing whatever they were doing and pushed it back. They trying to fuck around and make me push my album back and doing all this. But niggas ain't fucking around or give us money when we did them Wu-Tang tours."
The "they" Ghostface is reportedly referring to is LOUD Records, the Wu's label, and CEO Steve Rifkin, in particular, who was trying to persuade Ghost's label Def Jam to stall the release of Big Dough Rehab. "The first one, they paid us after a while, but this last one, niggas is holding onto a lot of money. And [they're] upset based on that. It's a battle right now. Niggas better pay my fucking money. Matter of fact, they can keep the money - just get me out of their life right now."
Despite his disappointment over the double duty on December 4, Ghostface added that any frustrations he's feeling are not directed towards his fellow Wu members. "You can put this in there, I'm not [mad at] all the members. It's not based on the members, but the hierarchy at Wu-Tang Clan is on some bullshit."