Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, the hip hop duo that makes up Insane Clown Posse is pretty unhappy with the FBI for labeling their fan-base, known as Juggalos, as a “loosely-organized hybrid gang,” so unhappy that they’re suing.
In its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report, the FBI named the Juggalos as a “hybrid gang” united by their fandom for the band. This became more serious when officials put a Juggalo wanted for missing probation on the Most Wanted list, calling him a “gang member.” The band’s site reads:
On behalf of the Juggalos, the Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records are investigating a possible lawsuit against the FBI or other governmental agencies that have violated the rights of Juggalos on the mistaken belief that they are ‘gang members’.
Good for them. Goodness knows I’m no fan of the ICP and I think the juggalos are weird, bordering on the cultish, but a gang? WTF?
*Update: Reason has more.