Wu-Tang Clan's Raps Not 'Woman-y' Enough for Drake

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Wu-Tang Clan performs onstage during day 3 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

To have the Wu-Tang Clan on a remix of Drake's Nothing Was the Same track "Wu-Tang Forever" sounds great in theory, but in practice it just didn't come together. 

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The Shoalin squad explained to MTV recently what went down, saying some of the crew did record verses but Dreezy wound up nixing them. 

According to RZA, the Wu was in Europe on tour when they got the request to contribute and recorded their parts, so their "energy wasn't 100 percent up to par." He said, "We had got the call, and said, 'Yo, let’s take a session in the studio and see if we can cut something up for the young brother.'"

Ghostface Killah said Drake had wanted him and Raekwon to give the track a go, "but for whatever reasons it never happened."

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Instead, U-God said he jumped in with limited time and simply came too hard. 

"I guess we came too hard for him; he wanted us to talk about broads," he said. "We had to write it real fast. No lie, I probably had about six hours to write this thing. At the time, I wasn’t feeling woman-y -- I was feeling hard as nails. So, I wrote him a hard-as-nail rhyme, and he was talking about something totally different, so the subject matter didn’t really mesh."

But there's no hard feelings. RZA said he was happy to see Drake take on the song title and "that energy," and U-God said, "I don't feel no type of weight about people that want to get close to us or share fans. ... It's supposed to be like that."

"I like Drake, though," Ghostface added. "I like him because he pays homage. But at the end of the day, he knows how to rhyme. He's not weak."

Watch the video interview here: