Redman: “I Am Officially A Wu-Tang Member”

In a recent interview with allhiphop.com Redman talked about his involvement with Wu-Tang Clan, saying that he’s in fact an 11th member. Following that statement unidentified members of the Wu-Tang circle denied Red’s official status in the group but said the Jersey native is as close to being a member as you can get.

To set the story straight, yesterday (November 18) XXL spoke to Red, who’s currently on tour overseas, about his upcoming album Reggie,and he had a chance to clear up any uncertainty.

“I am the last member of Wu Tang, like Method Man he’s a part of Def Squad,” the New Jersery-bred rap vet said. “[Meth] has been a part of Def Squad before I was a member. I was like a member. But I was affiliated and I wasn’t signed in, but, I’m definitely—they got my number. Number 11th and I am officially a Wu Tang member right now.”

When asked where the confusion came from, Red charged it to the haters, saying, “You gotta take the haters with it. I didn’t even know there was [confusion] and really I didn’t care. I just go by what my homie told me. I was like kicking in nobody doors or anything like that. It’s just a fam thing. I don’t get into that media crap “yo he is or he isn’t.” It is what it is. If I am I am, if not then not. We still homies.”

Be sure to check XXLMag.com next week for a full interview with Redman. –Nicole LoPresti

  • http://www.twitter.com/Pierzy Pierzy

    Calling Don McCaine…

    • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

      word…

      Rza
      Gza
      ODB (rip)
      Ghostface
      Raekwon
      U-God
      Masta Killa
      Method Man
      Inspectah Deck
      Cappadonna
      Killa Priest
      True Master
      Mathematics
      Power

      ^ no hate Red…

      but u ain’t #11…

      honorary Wu or Killer Bee is good tho…

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2010/11/redman-clears-up-wu-tang-membership-confusion/ jayy

    i always considered dude a wutang mem, hes been down w wutang forever. but i know him more so off redman and methodman

  • Q461

    lol who cares eithier way? Nigga stay recording with Meth and them anyway….its just an affilation really.

  • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

    Well damn I think people already knew Red fucks with the Wu like that. But its good to see some real hip hop heads (redman) getting coverage. I guess things are starting to finally look up for hip hop! and i will be buying that Reggie album December 7th! GILLA HOUSE! =D

  • No Name

    “I am officially a Wu Tang member right now.”

    True Master, Mathematics, Killah Priest, Street Life and Trife Da God all say hello, lol. But on the real, and no diss to the Clan, but Reggie needs to be solo. Rockin’ with them as an official member will only slow him down.

  • http://xxlmag.com klass initialz

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IT MUST BE DAT BAD…………. ALL THESE YRS NOW RED MAN BEING ALLOWED TO JOIN DA WU TANG CLAN….
    LAST I HEARD ONLY METH EM BRACED HIM…
    Rebal ins . U god. even DA GREAT RZA. HAD FUNNY TALK ON DA REDMAN & METHOD TEAM UP BAC IN 95 WEN DEF JAM SAW IT EASIER 2 PROMOTE DA 2 AS ONE THEN APART.. DEF JAM PUT RED AND METHOD TOGETHER…. NOW RED OFFICIAL. BOY HOW TYMES CHANGED………………

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo! Trex’s wonderin if Red had to be jumped in?! LOL!!!!

  • http://www.celochamps.com that nigga

    Red been a member, I dont give a fuck what anyone says. Its only the ones that aint poppin sayin he aint a member. I bet RZA and Old D B woulda said he’s a member.

  • BUCKEYE216

    Red a member now wow I aint mad at dat hey he been rockin wit meth forever so it was gonna eventually come now hope 2 see dem all da members back on tour again rip ODB da wu always puts on great shows wutang definitly top 10 greatest hiphop acts of alltime oh yeah REAL hiphop yeeknow.

  • Ginnsey

    pppfffft the wu is so split up at the moment, half of em prolly like wha!?!?!

    That being said ive noticed a shift in the clan, they seem to be touring together alot more, did EU now the US!

    Hopefully there will be another triumphant album in the near future!

    But yea Red being a member i wouldnt take that as gospell! whats he gonna do when the clan ripping thier greatest tracks on stage!? be like bopping up and down and just spitting the chorus? i dont think so

  • winston

    hay yo killar E na cher im a wu banga from nz u gangsta shit proteck yall neack