Our old homie Jason Webber aka J-Webb hit me up about an interview he just conducted with Shaggy 2 Dope himself! Shaggy speaks on a few different topics including how it feels to have created one of the world’s last subcultures, how his F.T.F.O.M.F. album will be rediscovered for years to come, and he and J’s current solo tours.
The 2 Dope solo tour will be hitting The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI a week from today (Wednesday, January 9th), so if you’re in the area, make sure you show up and support!
Now, for what we’ve all been waiting for…the REAL reason Shaggy 2 Dope dropkicked Fred Durst.
I hate to be one of those gossipy media types, but people really do want to know: What DID happen between you and Fred Durst a few months back?
OK, you know what? I’ve never told anybody outside of our immediate camp what exactly happened with that. No interviews, no nothing. But I’ll tell you 100% what happened. We were playing a festival where Limp Bizkit had also been booked; we were at a different stage at a different time of day. We had a great time, all the Juggalos turned out and we just tore that shit down. After we got done, we just spent the whole rest of the day and night just chilling. So me and a bunch of our guys were just checking out different stages. I didn’t know who was playing or anything. We sat down in the amphitheater for the main stage and Limp Bizkit happened to be on. There was nothing premeditated or anything; they were just performing. I love Limp Bizkit; Fred Durst is the shit, there was certainly no beef from our side. So, we’re watching them and there was this kid trying to get down from the amphitheater to the main floor part of the stage, but every time he’d go across, security would stop him. And we were like “Yo, we should hook this kid up.” I mean, we didn’t know who the kid was or anything; we just thought it’d be fresh to help him get to the main floor. So we all crewed up and walked all together, thinking we can push the kid through and then just turn around and leave. We tried like three times, but the kid couldn’t figure out what we were trying to do for him; he was pretty drunk. But anyway, we ended up pushing through and we were on the main floor. We were like five guys deep and then Fred Durst says, “I need some people onstage!” I had the idea of us trying to get on stage without using our credentials; no passes, let’s just do it like fans and see if we could ninja our way onstage. Security was really thick though, and everyone was all “We’ll never get up there.” So, I said to my crew, “Yo, man, if somehow we get up there, I’ll dropkick Fred Durst,” not thinking in a million years we’d ever actually get onstage. Well, we got up there and I’m thinking to myself “Awww, shit! I gotta show the crew. I can’t look like a bitch!” At that point I’m saying, “Yo, there’s no way I’m going to dropkick him for real.” I don’t know if your readers know this, but me and J were involved with professional wrestling for many years—WWE, ECW, TNA. So I said I was going to give him a “work” dropkick, meaning I’m barely going to touch him. The reason it looked so bad in those pictures was because Fred wasn’t “selling” the move—that’s a wrestling term for making it look like you’ve actually been hit hard. So now we’re over by the side of the stage and I’m still thinking “I don’t want to do it,” but you know, I couldn’t go back on my stupid ass word. I said, “OK, if he comes close to this side of the stage, I’ll do it, but otherwise I’m not going to run across the stage and fuck the show up like that.” But sure enough, he comes over to the side of the stage and I was like “Fuck!” so I did it. It’s so funny because I read a bunch of stuff online like “His pathetic attempt of a dropkick clearly misses!” But straight up—if I really wanted to dropkick his ass off, he would’ve went flying ‘cause he was not prepared for it whatsoever; he had no idea it was coming. He would’ve been on his back. But I intentionally didn’t hit him because I wasn’t trying to hurt nobody; I was just trying to do a silly wrestling dropkick. Of course, after I did it, security was all over me. One of our guys got beat up, but that’s what you get when you do stuff like that. I ain’t mad at nobody. I just violated a stage code. If I could go back in time and not do it, I would. Am I sad that I did it? No. I mean, whatever. It’s all good. In no way, shape, or form was I mad at any of the security, crew, or the venue. So that’s what happened with that.
I think anyone who watched that could clearly see that he wasn’t out to hurt Mr. Durst. If you’d like to check out the full interview, just click this link: https://www.ecurrent.com/online/shaggy-2-dope-talks-about-his-blind-pig-show-dropkicking-fred-durst-and-going-solo/
Props to J-Webb for still holdin’ it down for Juggalos!