The Insane Clown Posse can’t quite figure out why Vanilla Ice and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony get great crowd responses during their Gathering of the Juggalos events while Too Short and Method Man get booed and sometimes even assaulted.
“It’s hit or miss,” Violent J told Camille Dodero of the Village Voice. “Some artists go up there and seem to not have a clue [about Juggalos]. And that insults Juggalos, I think! When they’re at their own festival and the artists don’t have a clue.”
ICP said that, by and large, Juggalos were awesome, but one person showed a decidedly different side when he threw a beer can at Method Man and almost knocked the rapper unconscious during an August performance. The assault resulted in a bloody gash on Method Man’s face and possible legal action.
“I said, ‘I’m sorry we didn’t come over and give you a quick briefing on what’s up,'” Violent J explained. “But we really honestly assumed they knew and they didn’t — and that’s unfortunate because one asshole made the Juggalos look bad. [Method Man] told me it almost knocked him unconscious it hit him so hard. And that’s fucked. I don’t want him to think that’s all Juggalos. We all didn’t throw that.”
An explanation of the Juggalo’s assault on Tila Tequila, and how Psychopathic Records lost roughly $15,000 during this year’s Gathering, are available in the full Village Voice interview.