The controversy surrounding the Wu-Tang Clan’s album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, auctioned off for $2 Million to disgraced former pharma CEO Martin Shkreli continues to grow, as it now turns out that some of the art used for the album was stolen. Jason Koza tells TMZ he’s both “flattered and annoyed” after seeing that several pieces of fan art he made in 2014 were used inside the Once Upon a Time in Shaolin packaging.
This was discovered after Shkreli, let VICE post a few pages from the top secret album’s notes, and Koza says he immediately recognized his work. Koza believes Wu-Tang used his art, assuming it would only be seen by one pair of eyes. He says he knows Wu is familiar with his work because the group reposted some of his fan art from social media.
Koza says he’s trying to contact the Wu for some form of compensation, but adds he’s still a fan. What pisses him off most is that Shkreli is the one who now owns his art.