Judge to Appoint New Administrator for Pimp C's Estate
Chad Butler Jr., the son of late-rapper Pimp C, is fighting for control of his father's estate. According to a report, Butler Jr. petitioned to remove his stepmother Chinara Butler as administrator of Pimp C's estate after the widow allegedly mishandled money. Butler Jr.'s request was approved by Judge Gerald Eddins, in a hearing held on Wednesday (Oct. 26).
Pimp C was found dead in a hotel room in 2007 from a drug overdose. He left behind three children -- Chinara Butler is the mother of his youngest child -- and no will, with Chinara Butler being appointed as head of Pimp C's estate. According to the report, Chad Butler Jr. informed the judge that he hasn't received any financial support from the estate, and his attorney Josh Heinz stated that Pimp C's home is foreclosed, and his cars have been repossessed.
Chinara Butler was previously removed from the estate back in 2010, largely due to her "misapplying" $150,000 of jewelry, but was appointed back to administrator later that year. In a statement to Bossip, Butler's rep said, "Mrs. Butler is actually okay with the judge’s decision. For far too long, she alone has bore all of the responsibility and liability regarding the business of the estate.”
The former UGK member's estate released Pimp C's third posthumous album, Long Live The Pimp, on the 8th anniversary of his death on Dec. 4, 2015, outraing the rapper's son. Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, and Bun B are just a few among the many features on the album, and Juicy J was a key producer on the project.
Judge Gerald Eddins will appoint a new administrator on Friday.
Billboard has reached out to a rep for Pimp C and Butler for comment.