Artist Sues Wu-Tang Clan and Martin Shkreli for $2 Million

By Cedric Thornton

Another day, another issue for ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli.

The combative Ghostface Killah nemesis is in legal trouble as the owner of the Wu-Tang album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. According to CBS News, Martin Shkreli, along with RZA, Paddle8 (The auction house that sold the album to Shkreli), and Wu Tang-affiliated producer Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh, are being sued for $2 million.

Related: Watch Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah Fire Back at Martin Shkreli

Jason Koza filed a lawsuit saying his fan art depicting the nine Wu-Tang members, was commissioned to be used for the website WuDisciples.blogspot.com and not for the album cover. He also says that his three works depicting Inspectah Deck, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Raekwon appeared in a Jan. 28 article at Vice.com.

“Mr. Koza was happy when his work appeared on the website,” the complaint said. “Mr. Koza never granted a license for his works to be copied or displayed anywhere (else).” Koza is seeking unspecified damages plus profits stemming from copyright infringement.

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