Better known as Pimp C, dude has caused a steady stream of controversy with his off the wall interviews and colorful commentary. In his Ozone Magazine sit down Pimp spazzed out and berated some of the biggest names in the game. He called out a certain trapper rapper for misquoting dope prices among others and would later go on the radio and proclaim that Atlanta is not the South. Since the infamous rant, a lot of his peers have responded to him in one way or another, one of those peers being Young Jeezy. Jeezy recently responded on AllHipHop.com to all the accusations stemming from the commentary of one half of the legendary group UGK. Never known to hold back or play any back and forth games, Pimp C called us up for his rebuttal, and some clarification. Peep game.
AllHipHop.com: Whats good Pimping?
Pimp C: Im feeling good bro, blessed. Im happy to be among the living, Im happy to still be in this Rap game. Know what Im talking about?
AllHipHop.com: Lets talk about the Rap game. Youve been in it for almost fifteen years and the recent UGK album did very well landing number one on the charts.
Pimp C: For me to get my first number one, it made me feel blessed. I never had a number one album before. It showed that if you take your time and you work hard anything can happen. We put a lot of time and money into this project. I couldnt have done it without the man upstairs or the people at Jive [Records]. It was a team effort.
AllHipHop.com: Okay, lets get straight to business. You have been doing some interviews in the last two months or so. You had made some disparaging comments about a certain rapper quoting 17.5 dope prices and Atlanta not being the South. People thought you were talking about Young Jeezy or T.I.
Pimp C: Hey man the number could have been 16.5. The number could have been 18.5. The number could have been 19.5. It just happens that the number was 17.5 and it just got shot at Jeezy. Hey man, to tell you the truth all them numbers fake and anyone from the game know its fake! I could go on and on but it wont change nothing. Its all entertainment anyway. These ni**as is selling CDs. If you say the 17.5 number is real, then great its real. I know you lying, but if you say its real then its real. Maybe its real where you at, but I know because Im from the game. If thats what you want to portray then do your thing because at the end of the day its all entertainment anyway. I would hate to think that you got ni**as out here selling records and they still investing their money into drugs. I would hate to think these ni**as is so dumb to still be in the dope game now and trying to sell records too. Know what Im talking about? So if you saying they go for 17.5, okay fine ni**a. Happy dope dealing!
AllHipHop.com: Recently Young Jeezy spoke to us about the situation. Whats your take on his reply?
Pimp C: Well let me say this. First and foremost Im a Young Jeezy fan, thats the first thing. Second is I read his interview and you know I was impressed by the way he handled himself in the situation with the sh*t. As far as Im concerned I dont have a problem with Jeezy. As far as that Atlanta thing is concerned what I should have said was that its not the ni**as from Atlanta that aint the South, its them ni**as that move to Atlanta that aint the South. These old out of town ni**as just transplanted themselves into the city and turned [it] into something it aint. But the ni**as from Atlanta is some real ni**as. Maybe thats what I should have said when I made that statement. Theres no doubt in my mind and theres no doubt in everyone elses mind Atlanta, Georgia is the South. Ill say it again, all the people that bought my records, all the people that support UGK we riding with Atlanta. If it was ever a civil war to break out Im riding with Atlanta.
AllHipHop.com: One thing that Jeezy did mention to us in regards to the whole 17.5 pricing that you were away six years and that you might not know whats going on in the streets. Any comment on that Pimping?
Pimp C: He expressed his opinion on the sh*t. He has his opinion and I have mine. We may see eye to eye on some things and we might not see eye to eye on other things. But as far as me being away, I havent been away that muthaf***ing long. Yeah, Ive been down four years. Ive been back two [years]. So I think I know what the f*k* Im talking about but at the same time everyone got their own opinion. Opinions are like @ssholes everyone got one. Hes allowed to have his own opinion. I respect his opinion and he respects mine and lets keep it moving and get this money.
AllHipHop.com: So overall you were cool with what he had to say?
Pimp C: I will say one thing that was said in that interview about me being on some type of snitch sh*t by telling what was going on in the game in the XXL Magazine. Ni**a when you see a muthaf*cking snitch, slap one. Thats all Im going to say about that sh*t. When you see a snitch slap one, Ive never told on anyone. I went to the penitentiary because I wouldnt tell on someone. Aint nothing snitch about me. I aint say nothing that the law dont know in the third muthaf*cking place. Everything I spoke on that XXL interview was actual and factual ni**a. And if anyone got a problem with what I said then come out and say you dont like what I said. Trying to put the snitch name on me, trying to say I exposed the game, and trying to put it out there like that I aint finna go for that. Now whoever dont like that, you can take it however you want to take it. We can do whatever the f**k you want to do about it after that. Because that snitch jacket sh*t I aint going for that. Everything else was cool, I got respect for the man interview and everything else that went down with the sh*t. But with the snitch jacket, hey man you cant put a snitch jacket on me. We dont tell down here, we dont talk to police. You got me confused with your boy or somebody. I dont know who you got me confused with, but you got me f*cked up with someone who dont resemble me. After saying that ni**a can take thats sh*t however the fuck they want to take it! Aint nothing snitch, nothing phony about me. Its whatever ni**as want it to be. After saying that I want to say this again, I want to commend that man for holding himself like a man in that interview. Thats kind of hard to hold yourself in a masculine way and stay player and stay cool when ni**as is perceiving the slugs to be shot at you. So I understand ni**as wanting to defend themselves.
AllHipHop.com: You just mentioned earlier the possibilities of a Rap civil war. Do you think something is bound to pop off between the South and the East coast? Shots have been traded here and there within the last year.
Pimp C: Nah, I dont think that. This is how hate works, you got to have a majority of muthaf*ckers to rise up in order to get enough hate going on for something like that to pop. The majority isnt the haters. The majority of people out here arent haters. The majority of artists on separate coasts arent haters. So if you cant get a majority of ni**as to do all the hating then you not going to have an uprising. You got to have a majority of people that are disenchanted with whats going for the sh*t to happen like that and I dont see that happening. I dont get nothing but love when I got to West Coast or East Coast. I sell more records in Atlanta than I did in Dallas this time and Dallas is my biggest market. You got sporadic ni**as saying sh*t here and there but hey man ni**as is allowed to have their opinion. Im not tripping on these ni**as opinions, but guess what? You cant have your opinion if your music aint backing up that opinion. If I put your sh*t in the deck and your sh*t aint jamming then you aint got one leg to stand on. Well f**k what you talking about.And let me say this all [you] youtube and internet gangsters, guess what? All that hiding behind the camera and sh*t thats some pu**y ass sh*t man, ni**as aint hard to find. Real ni**as is not hiding. We aint hard to find!
AllHipHop.com: Im guessing thats meant for Lil Troy? He responded to your song P***y Ni*** Anthem on youtube a while back.
Pimp C: Whos that? I dont even know who that is. These ni**as SoundScan .man. Hey man every time I get on a muthaf*cking song Im not dissing [someone]. Ive been making the same type of records for years. Every verse I write aint about no ni**a man. If I dont say your name then shut your mouth up, and get your ass out the way. When I get ready to diss you Im going to diss you directly straight up and down no special effects. Im not going to play with you.
AllHipHop.com: Another dude I know you been wanting to address is Havoc of Mobb Deep. He was on satellite radio about a month or so ago plugging his new album and he was taking some shots at the South.
Pimp C: I dont even know who that ni**a is man. When the last time he sold a record? What them ni**as SoundScan looking like, have you seen it?
AllHipHop.com: I know that the last Mobb Deep album Blood Money didnt go gold and Havocs album that just came out The Kush sold like five thousand records or so first week.
Pimp C: I dont even know who them niggas is, f**k them ni**as! What I will say [is] this. If I dont know who you are and I cant identify with you then f**k you, but at the same time if yall want to start a civil war it aint nothing. And Ill be the first one to say this, if it do pop off between the East and the South or any other muthaf***ing coast against the South, Im standing side by side with my comrades down here. Im standing side by side with Atlanta, with Jeezy, with Ludacris, with Lil Jon and everybody else. Its one thing for us to have disagreements down here amongst ourselves. Thats another thing for some other ni**as out of our environment try to say some funny ass sh*t. I think that statement you talking about is what dude said about T.I. Am I right?
AllHipHop.com: Correct. He was throwing T.I. under the bus during that same interview.
Pimp C: Well hoe ass ni**as do hoe ass sh*t to try to sell records. These ni**as be pulling these stunts trying to get record sales for their first week but the sh*t still dont be working because the record is sh*tty. You need to step your muthaf*cking game up. Im down with Raekwon The Chef man. Im fucking with ni**as in New York like Kay Slay. We aint fucking with no ni**as doing those little bitty funky ass numbers ni**a. If he got a problem with T.I. or with anybody down here you got a problem with me. But as far as the dude you talking about, I dont know who he is. Isnt one of them kids that Pac slayed ten years ago or something?
Pimp C: You see what Im saying the sh*t didnt work ni**a. Dont say nothing about T.I. until you get your muthaf*cking numbers up. In the midst of the whole sh*t everybody kept saying Pimp dissing Jeezy, the ni**a kept saying that sh*t. Ive never said that ni**as name, I just spoke my opinion. If I say a ni**a name Ill say it to his face. Dont be putting words in people’s mouths and dont try to make sh*t out to be what you want it to be. All Im saying is Im standing side to side with my folks. And again I would like to say I liked how Jeezy handled himself in that interview. He could have went crazy and buckwild in that interview and could have said a whole bunch of reckless sh*t. Im trying to be more of a leader than a ni**a who cause problems. Im trying to create a situation where we come together a little bit more. I realize this thing on my face is like a tommy gun. I can shoot to kill, I can shoot to start wars and I can shoot to stop wars. I dont think its right for Pimp C and UGK to start wars with ni**s right now.
AllHipHop.com: Another thing that you vented about is when rappers are using the word trill and the accompanying lifestyle in their music when it originated in your side of town.
Pimp C: Nothing wrong with niggas saying they trill. I dont see nothing wrong that. All I am saying is this. If you going to say trill you need to tell where it came from; give homage to where the sh*t came from. It came from Port Arthur Texas; it didnt come from nowhere else. There Trill ni***s all over the world, but you know where it got started at and you know where it came from.
AllHipHop.com: So you wouldnt have a problem with like a Rick Ross naming his new album Trilla.
Pimp C: Man, Im one of Rick Ross biggest fans man. Im one of Young Jeezys biggest fans. I love these ni**as on records, I love to see these ni**as sell these records. Just because ni**as dont see eye to eye all the time as far as our views are concerned or just because we dont always have the same outlook on life dont mean we dont like these ni**as records man and dont enjoy their music. I think the game would be a lot less interesting if we didnt have Jeezy in the game. I think the ni**a is very talented and I think he has a long way to go with this sh*t too. Nobody cant be a 100% right all the time and no one is 100% wrong all the time either. Everybody got to defend themselves. You asked him about me and he held himself in a grown man type way.
AllHipHop.com: Yeah he was classy about the situation.
Pimp C: That ni**a was extra classy about it. I want to commend him on that sh*t because I get reckless sometimes.
AllHipHop.com: Speaking of talking reckless, one point that did you brought up was the fact that a lot of these rappers talk a good game but they really homosexual. Have you seen or heard anything that made you speak out on that issue?
Pimp C: Whatever a mans sexual preference is that mans sexual preference. If you do some sh*t in Miami, then you go to New York and do the same sh*t then go to LA and do the same sh*t, its going to get out there in the streets. Everybody know who the boys who like boys is. Everybody know who the girls who like girls is. Aint no big deal. Its really no thing. It dont excite me or astonish me. Its true, a whole bunch of these ni**as is some punks. If thats what you are be proud of what you are and come out of the muthaf*cking closet and stop hiding. And whats so cold about the sh*t is the ni**as that be doing the sh*t be the ones gay bashing and talking down. Know what Im talking about? What Im going to say is this. The pimp wire dont lie. When you do something in three or more cities, its going to hit that pimp wire and we going to find out what type of sh*t you out here doing. Everybody got to play the game their own way.
AllHipHop.com: Theres always been rumors of some super secretive club of entertainers and executives who meet up and get together to enjoy themselves in homosexual acts. Thats what I thought you were referring to when you brought up that exec in your previous interviews.
Pimp C: Man Im not that deep into the sh*t to know about all of that. You would have to ask someone with more insight and been in the game a little bit longer than I have. You may want to ask Too Short who has seen more sh*t than me. Im plugged into the pimpwire and Im told of when these ni**as come into to town and do some funny ass sh*t.
AllHipHop.com: Any closing statements Pimping?
Pimp C: Let me say this at the end of this thing. Everything in this interview is Pimp C of UGK. Not to be misconstrued as Bun B of UGK and not to be misconstrued as the views of UGK the group. This is me myself talking, these are my views. If ni**as dont like my views, then speak on me. I aint hard to find you come tell me that sh*t to my face. Also I want to send my condolences and a get well soon to Big Moe from the S.U.C. He had a heart attack. We want to let his family know we praying for him and we pray for a full and speedy recovery because that can happen to any of us. I just want to say that from the bottom of my heart. And on that note Im speaking from UGK the group.
AllHipHop.com: We good for now Pimping?
Pimp C: Yes Sir.
Pimp C: Chuuch.