Insane Clowne Posse MIGHT Sue The FBI, But They Still Want The Publicity!


I so want to just jump right to the meat and potatoes of my rant here, but I'm afraid I can't without a little background info on the hip-hop/rap/rock duo known as Insane Clown Posse, or ICP for short.  ICP's Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope announced today that they fully intend to sue the FBI just as soon as they and their lawyers can figure out a way to do so.

Of course, the main reason for doing so would be "maximum worldwide - and did we mention FREE? - publicity", but apparently they a) couldn't wait until they actually did sue the FBI to announce it to the media, or b) realize they don't have any basis for an actual lawsuit, but don't want to miss out on all the free publicity that they have every right to as attention-starved public figures with a new album coming out.

The ICP isn't procaliming their intent to go after the FBI for anything the FBI has done to them, but to their diehard fans, known as Juggalos.  Seems the FBI sort of decided to, uh, define Juggalos as a gang (or, to be technically correct, a "hybrid gang") in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment.  This means that law enforcement can break up any public gathering of Juggalos on ther basis that it can be defined as a "gang-related activity".  The report's description of the Juggalos reads as follows:

"Most crimes committed by Juggalos are sporadic, disorganized, individualistic, and often involve simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft, and vandalism," the FBI report said. "However, open source reporting suggests that a small number of Juggalos are forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity, such as felony assaults, thefts, robberies, and drug sales."

[Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse]
Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope beg to differ.  They say that the Juggalos are a lovely bunch of fans who only display love and unity at ICP shows.  Of course, that's the only time the duo see their fans, so they're conveniently choosing to ignore what a bunch of bored-ass Juggalos are doing when they aren't at an ICP show.  That's a lot of free time on your hands, nomsayin'?

Says the duo, "This is the government's way of telling us what you can listen to, what you can wear," Violent J told a crowd in a video posted online. "They're telling you that 'if you listen to this music and you support this music, you are going to be committing a crime in our eyes.'" (courtesy CNN).

This isn't about music, though.  At all.

It is a movement, of sorts, that has J and 2 Dope playing second fiddle to a gang that they helped create.  What other musical fan base in America commits crimes together?  The music of Insane Clown Posse is now merely background music for the Juggalo lifestyle.  Much like all the mopey kids found alt. rock the minute they heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit", ICP fans channeled their anger, disillusionment, and, let's face it, ignorance into the first band that would have them.  Enter Insane Clown Posse, whose songs "Red Neck Hoe" and "Guts On The Ceiling" were easy enough for a three-year-old to love, especially if said three-year-old was the spawn of meth-addicted parents.

Violent J and Shaggy either choose to turn a blind eye, or are completely ignorant of the life their fan base has taken on without them.  Whether they can admit it or not, they lit the fuse, poured gasoline on it, watched it explode, and have been jerking off to it ever since.

That's all fine and dandy until towns start seeing a band of what appears to be Ronald McDonald rejects bouncing around town coincide with a sudden increase in vandalism and petty crime.

ICP need to wake up, smell the coffee, and take a nice long piss until the fire goes out.

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