The Insane Clown Posse fight for their fans
Any Juggalos out there today been involved in any crimes against society lately? Don’t worry, bad face makeup doesn’t count, regardless of what the rest of us think. Well, if you were to take the FBI’s word on it, those very Juggalos might very well be “a loosely-organized hybrid gang.” And yes, we’re talking about the fans of all America pseudo rappers, Insane Clown Posse.
Not so says the rap group who are now officially suing the federal agency for what they claim is a negative and false portrayal of their very eccentric fans.
According to an official statement released through the band’s website, the Insane Clown Posse filed suit earlier this week after the FBI refused to release information regarding their file on the Juggalos – a request that must be validated according to the fine print in the Freedom of Information Act.
The records in question regard files relating to an investigation that ultimately placed the Juggalos as part of the FBI’s National Gang Threat Assessment Report for 2011 which states that they “exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence."
Last month, Rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of ICP announced during their annual “Gathering of the Juggalos” that they very much intended on suing the FBI for the report, adding that “we are not a gang, we are a family.
“We come together for our luv of the Insane Clown Posse, Psychopathic Records and our Juggalo pride. Can we take a f--kin' second to note that Jimmy Buffett's Parrot Heads, Lady Gaga's Little Monsters, Justin Bieber's Beliebers, the Grateful Dead’s Deadheads and many more haven't been labeled as a gang?"
Good point right there actually, although I’m sure we can all agree that the Deadheads were in on some very illegal and very aromatic activities.
If you can say anything about the Insane Clown Posse, it’s that they definitely take care of their very diehard fans. The group official created a website entitled “Juggalos Fight Back” where fans who have experienced “any negative consequence with a governmental representative” can ask for help from the band’s legal team. Juggalos in exile must first fill out a questionnaire – at no cost – in order for the legal team to review their situation.
You have to give it to them though; for all of the bands that keep claiming on fighting the man, ICP are at the very least men of their word.