A Dutch singer has sued RZA for failing to pay royalties on work they did together from 2004 to 2011.
According to TMZ, Thea Van Siejaen sang vocals on RZA’s “Baby Boy,” featured in the Jet Li film Unleashed. Siejaen, who also co-wrote with RZA and sang on 13 other songs, says she was only paid a fraction of the royalties that she’s owed.
The songstress claims that she was afraid to ask RZA for the money because she feared that he would blackball her from the industry, but is now demanding royalties for the 14 tracks.
A source close to RZA says, “Unfortunately this is a groundless lawsuit by someone RZA had helped get off the streets, lent a helping hand to, and now thinks he’s an easy target to mark looking for money.”
HipHopDX will keep you updated as more information comes to light.