Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Widow Sues Wu-Tang Clan Over Unpaid Royalties

Documents reveal ODB is owed 50% of net royalties from his likeness

While RZA has been busy suing peddlers banking off of fake Wu-Tang merch online, TMZ is reporting that the legendary hip hop imprint is being sued themselves for owing Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s  estate unpaid royalties.

According to docs recovered by TMZ, ODB’s widow, Icelene Jones, filed a suit against Wu-Tang Clan Productions as the administrator of the late rapper’s estate under the claims that he, along with Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and GZA, signed a contract promising no less than 50% of net royalties from the exploitation of his image or likeness back in 1992.

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While ODB passed in 2004, Jones maintains that the contract paying Dirt McGirt's estate must still be honored and that she hasn't gotten what her late husband is owed due to her inability to get her hands on the right paperwork.

While Jones does admit to receiving some payments, including $130K back in July of 2021, she insists it does not scratch the surface of what she is owed. As a result, Jones is suing on the grounds of a contract breach and wants a million dollars in damages.

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