The RZA Files Lawsuit Against The Game

 |  January 28, 2011


The Game is no stranger to legal troubles, however a cease-and-desist courtesy of The RZA is a first. Bobby Digital originally gave the Compton MC the “Heartbreaker” beat for his upcoming album R.E.D., but after a Grand Funk Railroad Sample was not cleared, The Game threw the track on his latest mixtape Purp and Patron. Apparently that did not go over so well with the RZA. Universal Music Publishing Group sent out an “unauthorized use” letter on behalf of The Wu Tang co-founder to numerous media outlets, requesting that the song be taken down. Spotted at HHDX, The Game had this to say about the situation:

“I think RZA [is] tryin’ to sue about [‘Heartbreaker’] or somethin’,” confirmed Game to yesterday. “That’s fuckin’ crazy. Like, I don’t even know how RZA sues The Game.” From Game’s understanding, the song was an agreement. “He came to the studio and brought the [‘Heartbreaker’] track to me. He’s like, ‘Yo Game, this is for you. You can have that.’ Those are his words.”