RZA tried to buy back the Wu-Tang album from Martin Shkreli

Justice for Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.

March 31, 2018
RZA tried to buy back the Wu-Tang album from Martin Shkreli Steven Ferdman / Getty Images

RZA has revealed that he has, indeed, try to buy back Wu-Tang Clan's extremely elusive Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, to no avail. "I've actually tried to get it back, but the paperwork and the contract stops me from getting it back." he told Rolling Stone, in a new interview. "When [Shkreli] put it on eBay, the first thing I did was call my lawyer, and I was like, 'Yo, let's go.' And they said, 'All right, check with your contract.' And it's no, you can't do it. Ain't that a bitch?"

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It's a sharp contrast from U-God's sentiments, who recently told TMZ "I'm not gon' buy something that I made!" after confirming that Cher appears on the record. The album was part of the $7.36 million seized from Martin Shkreli after he was arrested on securities fraud. Once Upon A Time In Shaolin's fate currently rests in the hands of Jeff Sessions, who quite obviously has a lot on his plate at the moment.

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