It didn’t take long for some media outlets to catch wind of the drama that spilled over between Psychopathic Records and MNE yesterday. The Detroit News put out a full article dissecting ICP’s “6 Foot 7 Foot” music video, and gave some details behind the history between the two camps. You can see the full article below.
The beef between the two groups heats up in just-released clip
The feud between Insane Clown Posse and their former labelmates and proteges Twiztid is no longer underground.
In a video released Wednesday for “6 Foot 7 Foot (7 Foot, 8 Foot),” a re-working of Lil Wayne’s 2011 track “6 Foot 7 Foot,” ICP’s Violent J takes direct shots at Twiztid and the group’s record label, Majik Ninja Entertainment.
“Everything you Ninjas drop, a complete miss,” J raps, “but George’s dad’s pockets deeper than the abyss.” The “George” in question is Twiztid manager and Majik Ninja co-founder George Vlahakis.
In the video, a likeness of the Majik Ninja headquarters is shown and mockingly referred to as “Majik Ninjass.” A sign on the office window reads “will march for $$$,” a reference to Twiztid’s decision to not participate in September’s planned Juggalo March on Washington, D.C..
“Nice offices and studio that everyone uses,” J raps. “So you must be magic, every move you make loses.”
He also makes a reference to Otis, a.k.a. Young Wicked, the former ICP beatmaker who signed with Majik Ninja in late 2016, calling him a slang term used to denigrate the mentally impaired.
Twiztid left ICP’s Psychopathic Records after the release of 2012’s “Abominationz” album and started Majik Ninja Entertainment shortly thereafter.
Twiztid continued to participate in ICP events, including the annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival, but bad blood between the two camps slowly simmered. A tipping point came earlier this year when Twiztid announced neither they nor their Majik Ninja labelmates — which includes former Pscyhopathic artists Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Boondox — would participate in the Juggalo March.
“People have to understand that if we do something, there’s a damn good reason for it,” Twiztid’s Paul Methric told the News in a January interview but didn’t elaborate further.
His fellow Twiztid member Jamie Spaniolo described the group’s former partnership with ICP as a divorce, and the two groups’ mutual fans as their shared children.
“We’ll be the cordial parent and say, ‘that’s fine, if you’d like to go march with your mother, your fathers will be over here. We’ve got the new soda and chips that you like, whenever you’re done, we’re not mad,’” he said.
Twiztid is currently on tour.
Insane Clown Posse is gearing up for its Gathering of the Juggalos festival, July 26-29 at Lost Lakes Amphitheatre in Oklahoma City. The group is also slated to perform its 1992 album “Carnival of Carnage” in full at El Club in Southwest Detroit on Aug. 26. Tickets, $250, are now on sale.