DJ Paul has responded to the social media reaction regarding his absence from rap star Gangsta Boo’s funeral, which was held in Southaven, Mississippi on Saturday (January 14). The 46-year-old addressed the speculation surrounding his decision to skip his late Three 6 Mafia groupmate’s home church service in a clip posted to his Instagram account on Sunday (January 15).
“Let me explain something to all you bi**ha**ni**as out there who have something to say about me not coming to Boo’s funeral,” Paul fumed before revealing he personally paid the expense had taken over for the Memphis rapper’s ministry himself. “N**a, I paid for the funeral, hoe! I’m on a muthaf**kin’ tour and even if I wasn’t I don’t do funerals, n-gga! Last time I was at a funeral, it was nothing but a bunch of groupie a** muthaf**kin ni**as up in that muthaf**ka.”
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He continued by expressing his belief that Gangsta Boo would understand the reasons behind his decision and that he owes no explanation to anyone who questions his loyalty and respect. “Boo know how much I loved her, I know how much she loved me ni**a,” said the Oscar winner. “I don’t have to prove anything to any of you punk a**, groupie a** ni**as up there.”
DJ Paul then acknowledged his role in nurturing Gangsta Boo’s artistry and boosting her career, as well as being an opportunity to share her talent with the masses.
“There wouldn’t be more than four or five muthaf**kas in it if it wasn’t for the one I created. Ni**a what I created,” he said. “The young girl I found. N**a, I’m the one who wrote the ‘Where Dem Dollas At’ hook, n**a. I’m the one who wrote and produced this shit. Yes, she did her verses, she did a few hooks. Juicy [J] made beats, he made hooks. But I found her, nigga! I went to school with her, she went to school with me.”
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The acclaimed rapper and DJ also addressed comments about leaving the humble coffin so attendees at the funeral could see Gangsta Boo’s body, explaining that her mother decided to cremate her body, per family tradition. In addition to paying for Gangsta Boo’s funeral, Paul revealed that he previously paid for the homecoming services of Three 6 Mafia members Koopsta Knicca and Lord Infamous, as well as the late Memphis rapper Snootie Wild.
Gangsta Boo died on January 1st and was found dead in her hometown of Memphis. The rapper, born Lola Mitchell, was 43 years old at the time of her death. No official cause of death has been released, but it has been reported that she may have died from an overdose of a fentanyl-laced substance. During her career, she appeared on several group albums alongside Three 6 Mafia and also released three solo albums and other collaborative projects.
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