Method Man has retracted the strong words he had for Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin.

In a Huffington Post interview about his new movie The Cobbler, the rapper said he’d been wrongly informed by an XXL journalist that a clause in the sale meant the record would not be heard for 88 years, and was then quoted as saying, “Fuck that album.”

A few hours after the story appeared online, Meth says he received a text from RZA explaining that the clause actually means the record cannot be sold for 88 years.

“The information that [the reporter] gave me was that no one would be able to hear this album for 88 years. I’m like, ‘Really? What? I don’t know what’s going on.’ If RZA had been on point keeping us in the loop on the album, that probably would never have happened,” he said. “She took advantage of that by giving half information. So be it. I live by the quote. I said it. It’s there.”

That doesn’t mean he’s happy with the album or its producer, superfan-turned-Wu affiliate Cilvaringz.

“Can’t stand Cilvaringz, by the way,” said Meth. “I got tired of the questions about the album and not being in the know about what’s going on with the day-to-day things of this. It’s never us coming with the gimmicks. It’s always on the outside, a “B” Wu guy or somebody like that coming with some crap that’s just so gimmicky. It makes you scratch your head and say, ‘Why Wu-Tang?’ when it’s not Wu-Tang.

“It’s just one individual thinking he knows what’s best and just doing weird stuff, man. I think it’s just crazy weird. Yes, I’m discrediting Cilvaringz, but I’m not discrediting the product. I’m just discrediting him and the way he made his move.”

Earlier this month Wu-Tang revealed the details of the online auction that will find hopefully find a home for Once Upon A Time in Shaolin.



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