RZA addressed the current internal beef between Wu-Tang and Ghostface Killah in a recent interview with MTV News.
Ghostface Killah had expressed his disappointment in the fact that his
new album, Big Doe Rehab was being released on the same day as the
new Wu-Tang album, 8 Diagrams, which has now been moved to December 11.
“The blame can’t fall on me like that,” RZA said about the dueling
release dates. “Wu-Tang Clan is a bunch of brothers working on one
common cause. We planned to put that record out in September, then
October, and it kept getting pushed because it’s just a lot of work. I
wasn’t really conscious [Ghost] was dropping an album on December 4th,
but yesterday we moved our [group] record from the 4th to the 11th. We
gave that spot to Ghostface because of how he felt. I had to make that
call. [SRC label head] Steve Rifkind also; he was getting bashed up by
Ghost. So…we moved.“
According to RZA, Wu decided to move in an act of brotherly love.
“I think that shows the kind of bigger men we could be. Ghost is my
brother, [I] love him to death. But we’re in this business, and it’s
hard to kind of discern what’s right and what’s wrong. But I will say
that, when it comes to a Wu-Tang Clan album, I plan on making it a
60/90 day type of schedule. It turned out to be a 200 day schedule, and
I didn’t want to wait until next year [to put out 8 Diagrams]. But
Ghostface, we moved it to the 11th. You got that 4th. Do your thing
right then, double up [the] next week, make mad cream this year,