Ghostface Killah and U-God are facing a police probe...

Wu Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah and U-God are under investigation by the SAN FRANCISCO POLICE over claims that they beat up a journalist, leaving him in need of hospital care.

The pair are alleged to have joined in the assault of Edward Cash Wallace, a reporter for Pacific News Service, after their show at San Francisco’s Maritime Hall last Saturday (August 12).

According to US hip-hop website, Wallace claims he was guaranteed an interview with Ghostface but when he went to the loading bay area of the venue to conduct the piece he was confronted with one of Wu-Tang’s bodyguards who punched him. It was then that Ghostface Killah and U-God are said to have jumped in before being dragged off by an unidentified other party.

Wallace was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in the city and treated for concussion and other minor injuries.

The Wu-Tang’s US label Loud Records have yet to comment on the incident. The show promoter Boots Houghston has confirmed that Wallace was punched by the band’s bodyguard, but says it was because no interview had been granted and despite repeated demands to stop bothering the band he didn’t budge. Houghston denies that a full-blown fight followed.