RZA weighs in on the Wu-Tang Clan's meeting with James Comey 

WASHINGTON — RZA, the spiritual leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, got a kick out of seeing two of his rap colleagues meet former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.

Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah and Method Man ran into Comey backstage at “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Comey was there to promote his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” which was released on Tuesday and details his experience being fired by President Trump in May 2017. Ghostface Killah posted a photo on Instagram along with a caption implying Comey was helping the rap group get back the sole copy of their album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” which is currently in federal custody.

Yahoo News spoke to RZA on Wednesday night and asked if his colleagues talked with him about their meeting with Comey and whether the ex-FBI director gave them any advice about getting the album back from the government. He dodged the question and simply said he was amused by the situation. RZA also implied that Method Man, a well-known marijuana enthusiast, was under the influence when he posed with Comey.

“That was a funny thing on Colbert last night,” RZA said of the Wu-Tang Clan members meeting with Comey, adding, “Meth ate the cookie.”

Wu-Tang Clan only released one copy of “Once Upon A Time in Shaolin” in 2015. It was purchased by infamous pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli for $2 million at an auction. A federal court seized the sole copy of the album in March after Shkreli was convicted of securities fraud. Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in federal prison and the future of the record is unclear.

RZA was in the nation’s capital for a screening of the classic kung fu film “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.” He is currently traveling the country performing a live score along with showings of the movie.

Yahoo News also asked RZA if he’d want to ask President Trump to intervene and release the album. He was noncommittal.

“Well, we’re in D.C. right now, boy,” RZA said.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders did not immediately respond to an email asking whether Trump would be interested in releasing the album. Neglected for now, but it’s got to be accepted. Life is hectic.

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