The Insane Clown Posse Do Their Own Makeup

September 1, 2009
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Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J (a.k.a. the Insane Clown Posse) stopped by to promote their new album, “Bang! Pow! Boom!” and promised that their new single, “The Bone” was their best yet. Violent J laughed that this wasn’t unusual.

“I believe every Insane Clown Posse song is the best Insane Clown Posse song,” he told Howard.

Howard asked how long it took the pair to do their makeup and Violent J claimed he could slap it on in 15 minutes.

“I can do it in the dark. I can do it in a moving car,” he said.

Shaggy said he did Violent J’s makeup during their first five years together. “Then I got sick of it and said, ‘Man, you gotta do your own shit,'” he recalled.

The Juggalo Phenomenon

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Howard asked about ICP’s annual Gathering of the Juggalos, and Violent J said the 20,000-strong festival was misunderstood. “The tongue cannot possible translate how magically fresh the Gathering of the Juggalos is,” he explained. “Juggalos aren’t just ICP fans. The Juggalos have manifested into something bigger.”

Shaggy agreed, telling Howard, “There are some Juggalos that just aren’t right in the head.”

Violent J’s Dad

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Howard switched gears, asking about the duo’s childhoods,. Violent J opened up about his stepfather being sexually abusive. “He tried to juggle my balls … he would walk around in a robe with his dick hanging out. It was … just a nightmare.”

Violent J said he and his brother used to plot his stepfather’s death, leading Howard to ask if the abuse was the impetus of his rap moniker. Violent J shrugged, “Could be.”

J went on to say that his mother kicked the guy out of the house after reading what he had done to his sister in a letter she left her mother when she ran away.

Shaggy’s Five Felonies

Shaggy noted he had five felonies, leading Howard to laugh and ask, “Do you know what they’re all for?”

“Uh, mostly,” Shaggy replied. “One for B and E. One for home invasion. One for a concealed weapon. One was weapons charges.” Shaggy said he was charged with the most recent, home invasion, last year, explaining, “I stuck up a kid in his house. It’s a long story.”

Violent J jumped in to say Shaggy had tracked some stolen studio equipment to the guy’s house and he was just trying to get it back.

“I just happened to have a gun on me and said, ‘Let’s roll,'” Shaggy said with a shrug. “So long story short, I’m not allowed to have a gun anymore.” Shaggy also added he just got out of detox and has been sober for two days.