ICP's Violent J Calls Out the Real 'Clowns': 'Today's Reality Is Scarier Than Anything'
For the past few weeks, reports of "killer clowns" terrorizing citizens have surfaced since the first sightings in South Carolina. Claiming headlines across the country, the frightening epidemic is spreading rapidly -- and one clown in particular is weighing in on the incident. Insane Clown Posse's Violent J wrote an article for Time where he calls out who the actual "clowns" are in America.
The Insane Clown Posse has been subject to scrutiny by police officials and the public for their "horror" rap and signature clown face paint. Back in 2011, the FBI dubbed the Insane Clown Posse's Juggalo fanbase a "gang" and Disney even recalled the Posse's uncensored album, The Great Milenko. After years of criticism, Violent J, half of ICP, jumped at the opportunity to offer Time his unfiltered opinion about the clown "epidemic."
He begins his rant by explaining that while many people may fear his hip-hop posse, the real clowns in the world are those who are "trying to suppress the rights of thousands of people to exercise the most basic part of the Declaration of Independence, which evokes the freedom to 'Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'" Violent J's anger bleeds throughout the article as he expresses his frustration with those "clowns" who "threaten the very fabric on which our nation was supposedly founded upon -- and for some f---ing crazy-ass reason, they’re getting away with it."
"Today’s reality is scarier than anything you’ll ever hear on one of our albums," he says. To protest discrimination against the Juggalos, the former wrestler and his supportive fans will march to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 2017, to voice their concerns and will also host a free, two-day festival. "Just know that, despite these sensationalized reports about 'killer clowns' wreaking mischief across the nation, there are real clowns out there killing ours and your very rights as an American citizen."