Reported by Liku Zelleke
Two people were reportedly stabbed early last Saturday at the Millstone, N.J., home of rapper, producer and Wu-Tang Clan founding member RZA. At the time of the incident, RZA – real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs – was allegedly down in Austin, TX, attending the Fun Fun Fest.
Sergeant Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police, told reporters that officers arrived at the scene after a report of a stabbing that was made at 01:18 a.m. on Saturday.
Sgt. Williams didn’t name the owner of the property, per se, but the Monmouth County records list it as belonging to RZA, 46, and that he had purchased the home – a 7,934 sq. ft. house, set far back in the woods off Deer Trail Drive – in 1995.
When they arrived at the scene, Sgt. Williams said, they found two men who had sustained serious injuries and were then taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in Neptune.
According to unnamed sources, the violence occurred during a party that had been thrown by RZA’s adult children.
Reporters following up on the story said their inquiries didn’t result in finding any patient named Robert Diggs at the hospital on Saturday. It was also unclear whether the injured men were innocent bystanders or the ones actually involved in the dispute but authorities did say the injuries the men sustained were not life threatening.
According to Sgt. Williams, an investigation has been opened by the NJSP Major Crimes Unit.
RZA is the founder of the Wu-Tang Clan – a group from Staten Island that broke into, and became a major player in the rap scene in 1993. He was responsible for the production of almost all of the group’s albums and even many of his group-mates’ solo works.
Several attempts were made to contact RZA directly, and through messages left with his representatives, but, so far, none have been successful and no comments have been released.