So according to TMZ, the Insane Clown Posse is beyond upset that the United States Federal Government has labeled their followers who call themselves “Juggalos” as a dangerous gang. As a result the ICP has now filed a lawsuit, demanding the Feds stop saying it and now!
But….we thought they wanted to be “Hip Hop”? Is it just us or isn’t this one of the most Hip Hop things that has ever happened to them?
TMZ says the ICP claims a 2011 FBI report referred to Juggalos as a “loosely organized hybrid gang” which wrongly characterizes their fans as violent lawbreakers which has in turn led to unwarranted harassment of their fans by law enforcement.
Umm we hate to be repetitive here but…how many rappers and their fans…and family…and friends…and loved ones go through this all the time? Only they can’t wipe off makeup or take off stickers from their bumpers or change their clothes or even sue their government to make it go away. But we digress.
In addition to ICP members Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, several fans are also party to the suit and they cite various examples as to why they were allegedly stopped and harassed.
One fan says he’s been stopped multiple times by cops because of his ICP clothing while another says he was forced to remove his Juggalo tattoos in order to enlist in the military.
Must be fun to be “Hip Hop” only when it’s convenient for you but not when it isn’t.
While ICP admits some of their fans have in fact broken the law in the past they also say,
“It is wrong to designate the entire group of supporters as a criminal gang based on the acts of a few.”
ICP says the FBI report violates their constitutional right to free speech as well as their right to associate with whomever they want.
In a word…Oh.
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