Insane Clown Posse Calls Pitbull, Flo Rida Sellouts & Discusses "Insane Clown Posse Theater"

Exclusive: Insane Clown Posse also explains the merits of Waka Flocka Flame.

Insane Clown Posse says that its fans did not initially approve of its Insane Clown Posse Theater television show

"A lot of people are like, 'You’ve sold out. Your show is on Fuse' and all,” Shaggy 2 Dope says during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "It’s like, we’re comfortable doing anything in the world as long as we don’t have to change what we do. If MTV was like, 'Alright. We want you guys to come to our awards, but we don’t want you guys to wear that. You gotta do this.' We’d be like, 'Fuck you. We ain’t doing that.' If they were like, ‘Just come down and do you,' then we’d do that all day. We don’t have to change our shit for nobody because we are comfortable with the position that we are in. So, not doing something because they want to do it their way ain’t nothing to us. If they want to invite us into their world as we are, then we’re all for it. If they want us to change anything about us, to be in their world, they can fuck off. It’s as simple as that.”

Thus, ICP did not sell out. The Michigan duo has a specific definition for the term.

"Selling out is changing your shit up,” Shaggy 2 Dope says, “like, let’s say like, fucking Flo Rida, fuckin' Pitbull. That’s the epitome of selling out. It’s just changing your shit to this Euro techno shit because you’re going to get paid internationally and not do no gangster shit no more because there’s more money coming the other way. That’s selling out. If they had been at the height of success doing what they do when they first started out, then that’s not selling out no way. Like Waka Flocka [Flame], in my opinion he ain’t no sell out because he’s always been doing that crazy trap shit. He still does that, doing shows in Paris doing that ‘Hard In Da Paint’ shit.  That ain’t no sellout in my opinion.”

Moving forward, the next season of Insane Clown Posse Theater will likely have some new wrinkles.

"Obviously you have to keep it new and fresh, you can’t just do the same thing over and over without it getting played out,” Shaggy 2 Dope says. "We talked about doing different things like maybe doing some skits. When we first started they had us critiquing art, different things. We were driving around in Amish country in a buggy just critiquing Amish people shit. For me doing the video is the hands down the funnest because there’s just too much shit out there to say about shit. Especially when there’s the corny shit that people like for some reason because it’s programmed to like it.”

Beyond its television show, ICP has also developed and sustained one of rap’s major, most successful festivals with its Gathering of the Juggalos. The fifteenth-annual edition of the Gathering is slated for July 23-27 at Legend Valley, a 120-acre, privately owned and fenced-in outdoor music venue in Thornville, Ohio. Tech N9ne, Da Mafia 6ix, Cypress Hill, Dizzy Wright, Hopsin, Yelawolf, Ces Cru and Madchild are among the acts slated to perform at the event.

RELATED: Insane Clown Posse Announces 15th-Annual "Gathering of the Juggalos" Lineup


  • Anonymous

    Can't take these guys seriously... Sorry, but their opinions are invalid automatically.

  • Waka Flocka Flame

    Don't ever mention my name you fucking clown faggots

  • ka-as

    hahaha losers, u wish u could make there money, nobody wwants u at there awards shows either dont hold ur breathe, calling it selling out or not its called getting rich, and if u can exploit peoplle to get rich off it do it, id fucking sing lullaby's all day if it made me rich as fuck

    • Anonymous

      it's called artistic integrity being your own person not a slave and having the characteristics that inspire your people, that's where your real power is lye'. Keep looking for jew hop when hip hop is a force of itself.

  • camel fucker

    icp we love you here in Iran me love u

  • Anonymous

    lol pitbull and flo rida? No fucking shit sherlock. jesus christ, they have been making shitty pop music for years, this isn't exactly a revelation

  • JJ

    And the Award for Captain Obvious goes to...ICP

  • Anonymous

    inbred rednecks with clown paint on.

  • IROC

    Some call it being diverse and talent when you can change up your style , Gangsta in most part is just smoke and mirrors and really is played out ,you cant find none of these so call gangsta rappers in the hood , Real gangsta dont rap and tell all their bizness, consider the source here its coming from a couple of clowns

  • Really embaressing music

    I hate pitbull n florida music as much as anyone but ICP cant talk shit bout any rappers music because they seriously make the worst corny tracks I ever heard and both of them are in the running for worst rappers of all time.

  • rideonemjixxer

    I'm 35 yrs old still living at home and going to community college. I aint sell out like all these other guys getting houses and jobs, i'm keepin it real!

  • Blasta

    U aint gotta like ICP....But that statment was dead on Man...The music these rappers like pitbull and juicy j are makin these days is sad...That euro-techno dance shit is garbage

  • Anonymous

    "will someone inform these ignorant, out of touch clowns that so called selling out pays the bills and caters to a much wider audience not to mention a larger source of income" Artists sacrifice their artistic integrity all the time to pay bills and reach a wider audience, why do you think these rappers do songs with Pop stars? Some of it is the labels fault and some of it is the artist fault but most of these mainstream rappers would love to drop a single with Timberlake and Cyrus.

    • Godbody

      That doesn't negate the fact that Pitbull and Flo-rida sold out. Weather its right or wrong is a matter of opinion, but it is what is.

  • Insane Clown Posse

    Two faggots wearing face paint. All their fans are fag's yup that about sums it up.

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    will someone inform these ignorant, out of touch clowns that so called selling out pays the bills and caters to a much wider audience not to mention a larger source of income?

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