Insane Clown Posse Talk About Being The World's Most Hated Band
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.21.2013
And their new TV show...
In an interview with Billboard, Insane Clown Posse's Joseph "Violent J" Bruce and Joseph "Shaggy 2 Dope" Utsler talked about their success, their self-given nickname of the "Most Hated Band in the World" and their new show Insane Clown Posse Theater on the Fuse Network. On the show, they will discuss pop culture for those who want the opinions of "people not involved with pop culture." A large portion of the show is the duo making fun of music videos.
Bruce said: "Maybe this is conceited, but I don't care. This is what we believe right here. Nobody is qualified to do something like this as ICP because ICP is the only group in the position in the history of rock `n' roll that ever sold as many millions of records as we had and had as much success as we've had and it's still considered a joke. It's still considered the most hated band in the world. We love to be hated."
While ICP haven't had as much mainstream love as they would have hoped, they have a dedicated fan base called the Juggalos. This same fan base has been attacked in recent years and was even labeled a "gang threat" by the FBI. ICP filed a lawsuit over that, which was eventually settled. They say that the Juggalos are just misunderstood.
Bruce said: "Calling them a gang is people who fear what they don't understand."
Utsler added: "It's a huge body of people. In any group that large you're going to have people that aren't the most fantastic people in the world. You're going to have awesome people. So how can you say just because, like, there is a group of kids that happen to be Juggalos that are in a gang that you can say like, little Jimmy Beaver from Iowa in the cornfields is a gang member because he's a Juggalo? That's ridiculous. It's stupid."
They started to get their fans in the mid-1990s with the song "The Juggla", and started calling people around them Juggalos.
Meanwhile, they said that while they will make fun of the likes of Miley Cyrus, D'Angelo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Christina Aguilera, they have no plan of talking about the news. The show will have a different guest each week and the two will make fun of red carpet photos and trends.
Utsler said: "I don't care about a royal baby. I don't care about Detroit going bankrupt. I'm just living. And I don't know all the details. I don't know politics, who caused it or why it's caused? I'm just dumb like that because I don't care."