RZA Sued By Dutch Singer Thea Van Siejaen For Unpaid Royalties
RZA is getting sued, and this time it isn’t by one of his fellow Wu-Tang Clan group members. Dutch singer Thea Van Siejaen alleges that the music producer and movie director failed to pay her a significant amount of money.
TMZ reports that Van Siejaen has filed a lawsuit for not getting her fair share of money for co-writing songs and singing for work she did for Bobby Digital from 2004 to 2011. According to Van Siejaen, she didn’t demand the money sooner for fear of being blackballed in the industry by RZA.
Now she is asking that the court order RZA to pay royalties she feels she is due. Van Siejaen’s soulful vocal performances were featured on a number of songs on the RZA’s Digi Snacks solo album and The RZA Presents: Afro Samurai Resurrection soundtrack. She is suing over a total of 11 songs, including RZA’s “Baby Boy” from the Jet Li film’s Unleashed soundtrack.
RZA’s reps told TMZ, “Unfortunately this is a groundless lawsuit by someone RZA had helped get off the streets, lent a helping hand to, and now thinks he’s an easy target to mark looking for money.”
Recently, RZA reviewed Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained via Twitter.