It’s safe to say that everyone has heard about the movie “Black Panther”. The Marvel/Disney production has hit the box office with a smash and is literally EVERYWHERE.
With that being said I’m also sure that everyone has seen those “Wakanda” shirts that have the world famous Wu-Tang Clan logo incorporated in them. I couldn’t help but think “is The Wu being compensated for these shirts appropriately or at all?” after seeing tons of them.
Did a little digging and found that these shirts are being coined as an “unofficial Wu-Wear and Black Panther collaboration”. Still a bit vague, but honest both brands benefit from this even if it is unofficial.
RZA took to Twitter to say “If its not on http://wuwear.com its not real.” I didn’t see the shirts on wuwear.com so with that statement we can only assume that Wu-Tang is not being compensated from these unofficial t-shirt sells and there may be some possible legal action coming soon.
— RZA! (@RZA) January 26, 2018
There's been movies with Bruce Li ,Bruce Lo, and Bruce Leung. But none of them are Bruce Lee. Keep it real https://t.co/DIEg0v2pwd has the official wu wear garments not the imitations. pic.twitter.com/wZ8Z6w3Bph
— RZA! (@RZA) February 23, 2018