Method Man is one of Wu-Tang Clan‘s most recognisable MCs, yet he’s revealed he’s not watched a single episode of Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga series.
The New York rapper joined Kevin Hart for a recent episode of his Golden Minds podcast where Meth explained he’s never watched an episode because he wanted to allow the show to take creative liberties with its story and not feel a way about it.
“So to see this come to fruition on screen, it was a no-brainer for me knowing how RZA works,” he said. “In the beginning, it was like, ‘Wow, they’re taking a lot of liberties here with the story.’ In hindsight, knowing how some of these things work, and embellishments and sometimes dudes still be having open cases and shit so I could understand.
“I haven’t watched an episode, personally, but I get the scripts ahead of time. Everything ain’t for everybody, that’s all I could say.”
Method Man continued: “I did not want to mess with their process. These people get paid to do these things — I mean you’re talking about Hulu and Imagine. Imagine, Brian Grazer. Sometimes you gotta step back and keep your opinions to yourself.”
The 52-year-old gave RZA his flowers and admitted his involvement as well as trusting his vision with the American Saga series made it easy for him to co-sign the show and a Hip Hop group story that needed to be told.
“RZA, like I said, this man is a genius. I know that term gets thrown around a lot but he is an actual genius — changed the game,” the Power star said. “There was never in the history of music where a group signed with the option to sign as solo artists with other labels.
“Labels, one thing they don’t do, is play nice with each other. They’re not gonna share money. So to have me on Def Jam, GZA on Geffen and Raekwon at the home team Loud you had these three labels working together for our cause — unheard of. In terms of changing the game, that’s changing the game right there.”
Wu-Tang: An American Saga wrapped up its third and final season in April as the show came to a close. Season 1 originally debuted in September 2019, followed by Season 2 in September 2021.
The acclaimed series has won a pair of Golden Reel Awards, while RZA notched a nomination for a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music category.