The Baton Rouge rhymer spoke fondly of the late UGK legend in an interview with Sway’s Universe and said the latter came to his aid when he was jailed on a stolen car charge.
“I was 17 I was in jail on a..stolen car charge I had to remain for 90 days and he came and got me out of jail,” Boosie said at the 15-minute mark, adding that he didn’t have any relation to the rapper.
“I called my mama and my mama like, ‘some guy named Pimp C and these boys they’re trying to get you out of jail boy, you know Pimp C?’ I’m like ‘yeah, I know Pimp C!’ A couple days later, I don’t know they pulled some strings and got me out of there,” Boosie said. “I did like sixty-something days they got me out and the rest is history.”
He continued, “We went and rode around, ate, smoked some weed. Chilled out, talked to me. Went in the studio, made a couple songs…the whole point about it is Pimp C was the decoy. I thought I was signing to Pimp C, I thought he was the CEO by him being so tight with them I thought he was the big dog cause it was Trill Entertainment. Trill is Pimp C, so I come to find out he wasn’t in the paperwork but I thought he was my CEO the whole time.”
Boosie went on to share his admiration for the late rap legend and said his contribution to Hip Hop was unmatched.
“Pimp C was real. Pimp C was so talented bro,” Boosie said. “All that singing you hear on them songs. That’s Pimp C, that ain’t no woman. That’s Pimp C that’s not no woman. Pimp C was a talent bro, an outspoken talent. If Pimp C was here right now we’d be beefing with everybody.”
Boosie and Pimp’s relationship goes back decades. The “Wipe Me Down” rapper signed to Pimp’s Trill Entertainment in 2001.
Boosie sat down with B High TV last September and said UGK very much took a young Boosie under their wings to help him navigate the rap game.
“They just looked out for me, man,” he said. “I’m young, bro! Bun got my dick sucked in VIP the first time I met him. Real shit, I swear to god. Bun got me some head like the first time we [met]. They looked out for me — we was they people.”
Boosie recalled Pimp was never impressed with his work, which pushed him to go harder. Boosie added that those same concepts were also implemented into the businesses he runs.
“He always made me better. I could never satisfy him,” Boosie explained. “Even a bitch I’d bring around, ‘The bitch need to get her feet right.’ Like damn, I thought this bitch was fine. I’m trying to show her off.
“But he made me better, like he’d come in there and listen to some shit and be like, ‘It’s iight. You can come funkier than that, n-gga.’ I use that as a CEO now I use those tactics.”
Boosie has also tried his best to pay it forward in recent years. He made a PSA during an Instagram Live session last month and told young people they need to avoid gang ties as much as possible.
“Don’t never become no street n-gga. Don’t never become no gangsta, bruh,” Boosie said. “Always gotta have n-ggas with you, always gotta be tryna protect yourself, looking over your shoulder. Shit don’t even be worth it, bruh. You get older, you be like damn man. A lot of shit come with this shit.”