Wu-Tang Clan Allegedly Roughs Up Record Rep

September 3 [18:45 EDT] -- The UPI wire service, using reports from the Daily Southtown News, is carrying a story saying the members of the Wu-Tang Clan have been accused of beating up a promotion rep from their record company, Loud Records following a concert in a Chicago suburb Saturday night. The report says the 24-year-old victim is alleging that nine people, including all the band members, knocked him down and kicked him, leaving him bruised and bloody. The incident is reported to have taken place in the band's dressing room, possibly over something said or done in regards to a radio interview earlier in the day. The paper said the Chicago Police were contemplating a variety of charges.

A near-capacity crowd at the New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park had watched Wu-Tang Clan, Rage Against the Machine and Atari Teenage Riot perform Saturday night. As reported by MTV News yesterday, The Clan had been scheduled to play St. Louis on Sunday but inexplicably cancelled. They also

cancelled shows in Kansas City and tonight's appearance in Minneapolis. At press time the band was still scheduled to present an award at Thursday night's MTV Video Music Awards. A spokesperson told MTV News yesterday the band would return to the road starting in Dallas on Friday.

Calls to Loud Records today were not immediately returned.