Nearly 18 Years Following His Passing, Ol' Dirty Bastard's Children Claim To Have Yet To Receive Money From His Estate
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Nearly 18 Years Following His Passing, Ol' Dirty Bastard's Children Claim To Have Yet To Receive Money From His Estate

Issues over Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s estate have risen once again.

New York Post reports that the late Wu-Tang Clan member’s children are claiming that they haven’t gotten any share of it.

Ol' Dirty Bastard's Children Seeking Inheritances

Due to his untimely passing in 2004, the father didn’t create a will for his family. 

“He was young,” ODB’s former manager Jarred Weisfeld said, according to The Post. “You can’t tell somebody who’s 35 to get a will.”

The lack of a will has now left the rapper’s seven children including Ashana Jones seeking their inheritances. His daughter claims that she herself has contacted the estate’s attorney Greg Watts in search of answers.

Daughter Ashana Jones Speaks Out On His Estate

“I have not seen anything as of yet and neither have my half-siblings,” Ashana told The Post. “I don’t know what is owed. But I just want what is owed. That sum can be sizable and right now I have received zero. I reached out to Greg to try getting light on the situation about the heirs’ share.”

She continued: “I reached out in the hope that somebody can tell me when everybody will get established and when I will get my payment, so I can avoid going to court. I don’t want to. But if I have to, I will. I am being ignored. Enough is enough. We have to stop playing games.”

Battle Over The Estate's Money

Since ODB failed to leave a will, New York State decided for ODB’s widow and administrator of his estate Icelene Jones to receive half of the estate’s money and for the rest to be “split between his apparently recognized 7 children.” 

Icelene Jones Sues Wu-Tang Clan

In February, Jones filed a lawsuit against the Wu-Tang Clan with her claim that the group owes him at least $1 million in royalties, as previously shared by AfroTech. 

“We have been very supportive in providing economically to the family through the estate and to his wife and children on record and off record,” said RZA, who currently leads Wu-Tang’s production company. “ODB’s potential share of those records are minimal, are dismal, but nevertheless after those products are recouped his prorated portion belongs to him.”