ICP: We're Not
A Gang, Okay?

Insane Clown Posse -- the Detroit rappers responsible for the Juggalo movement -- is suing the FBI for categorizing their followers as a gang. Oh, this is gonna be good.

Insane Clown Posse is suing the FBI

The Juggalos might gather together at an annual celebration of crappy rap music and hedonism, but does that make them a gang? Yes, according to the FBI. The federal government's most powerful law enforcement agency classified them as a "hybrid gang" in its annual National Gang Threat Assessment report.

The "leaders" of the Juggalos — the Insane Clown Posse — are not too happy with that moniker. They're so unhappy that they're working on a lawsuit against the FBI, according to an announcement they made Friday afternoon at the annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois.

ICP was inspired to start the lawsuit after a New Mexico-based Juggalo was placed on the state's Most Wanted list for self-identifying as a member. The duo feels this means Juggalos will get excessive jail time for small charges.

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"The judge is not going to sentence [people like] him as a civilian," Violent J told the crowd, referencing the 20-year-old Juggalo. "The judge is going to sentence you as a gang member selling weed."

We see their point here. Juggalos might be annoying and out of control when they're together, but they aren't staking out claim on street corners and killing ordinary citizens, a la real gangs like the Crips and the Bloods. The group has also launched a website, Juggalos Fight Back, to help Juggalos who feel like they're unfairly targeted for listening to that type of music.

"When they made that list, stores like Hot Topic stopped carrying our s***, because they don't want to be selling gang apparel," ICP told Noisey, adding that the staff at their record company has been affected, too.

"That's their career now," he said. "They have kids and wives and husbands. Next thing you know, they're working for a gang."

"ICP is going to do something huge for our fans, and the world," the group said in a statement. "We're suing the FBI to be taken off their list. They're trying to kill our band, and we have to fight back."

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Should the FBI lay off Juggalos and the Insane Clown Posse, or are they actually a gang?

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Comments on "Insane Clown Posse is suing the FBI over hurt feelings"

Vincent November 06, 2012 | 1:12 AM

I have been a silent fan since I was 12 years old. I have listened to ICP records and have not hurt people because I listened to a violent record. I have always wanted to be part of the juggalo family, not bacause I am a wayward child, but because they promote free will and individual love. I have been ridiculed and disrespected all my life because I am different. If ICP ever reads this WOOP WOOP. I have respect for them. It has been a dream of mine to be part of Psychopathic records. If ICP and the family need me I got you.

Dray August 10, 2012 | 9:57 PM

I think they need to lay off, I mean come on fans of a band are a gang why because we choose to title our self's as Juggalos or Juggalettes we are a family not a gang. What about all the other bands out there with a strong group of fans are they going to be next to hit the list of gangs just because we enjoy life in a different way than others. Ok yes there have been people that listen to ICP's music that have done bad ----, but you can not tell me that the music or bands have anything to do with the things people choose to do . example what about all of these pastors and people that work in churches or daycare's that are going to jail and pleading guilty of child porn and hurting innocent babies. But back to ICP come on and just get over it and let us listen to the music we enjoy, we don't ----- because we don't like the ---- you listen to or that you like to line dance instead of mosh. If you don't like the music don't listen to it but don't name people ------ gang members just because they are different from you and may not live the way you see is right . Guess what its not your life so quit worrying about what us juggalos are doing and go live your life. I will say I am proud to be a juggalo and so is my fiance we are in no way a part of a gang and we have listened to ICP's music since the age of 14 and we are now 30. We still go to there shows when they come to town and try to make it to the gathering when we can. Our records are clean and our children are more than taken care of we work full time jobs just like anyone else. There is good and bad everywhere people just look around but i bet if u walk up to a group off juggalos they would welcome you in as part of the family, can you say the same for a group of bloods etc............???????

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