Method Man and Ghostface Killah Fight Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Wu-Tang Clan Album in ‘Late Show’ Skit
The sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album is now in the possession of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but on Tuesday (April 17), Method Man and Ghostface Killah took matters in to their own hands and went head to head with Sessions to get the project back.
Appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Wu-Tang members faced off with the Attorney General, who was portrayed by a Keebler Elf cookie held by Colbert. "You got no business keeping that record to yourself," Meth told the Keebler Elf version of Sessions.
"I need it. It's the only thing that relieves the stress of my terrible job," the fake Sessions said, later referring to himself as an "old dirty bastard," which didn't sit well with Method Man. "Senator, I knew Ol' Dirty Bastard. He was a friend of mine. And you sir, are no Ol' Dirty Bastard." Method Man and Ghost eventually won the battle when Meth took a bite out of the cookie and the two walked off the stage.
While it didn't appear in the sketch, Ghost and Meth also got a chance to meet former FBI Director James Comey and joked about getting the album back from the government. In a photo of the three posted on Instagram, Ghostface wrote, "Me and my brother @methodmanofficial Workin on getting that album back from the feds... wu Tang forever @comey."
In March, convicted pharmaceutical mogul Martin Shkreli was ordered to give up his copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. According to a filing from the Department of Justice, Sessions will now decide what happens to the album.
“The United States hereby gives notice of its intent to dispose of the forfeited property in such manner as the United States Attorney General may direct,” the filing read.
Watch Method Man and Ghostface Killah's sketch below.
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