DJ Paul clarifies his earlier comments about Gangsta Boo’s funeral, where he said he paid for services and explained why he was absent.
In a statement to TMZ On Monday (January 16), rapper Three 6 Mafia added the other big names that helped pay the bill for Boo’s funeral. He also pointed out how “upsetting” it was to address detractors on such a negative topic.
“The fact that I had to address even the negative things that were being said behind the scenes is really upsetting,” said DJ Paul. “I spearheaded the planning and paid for most of Boo’s funeral. Others reached out to help as their way of showing love to Boo. It was only right to include them, since we all loved Boo.
“I previously said why I didn’t attend the funeral and this is exactly why, as I think calling attention to yourself is not appropriate,” he continued. “Boo and my relationship was just ours, she knew (and she knows) where my heart was. I don’t have to explain it to anyone.”
According to the report, other Memphis legends including Juicy J, 8Ball & MJG and more also pitched in to pay for the services.
DJ Paul’s original comments came in a since-deleted Instagram video on Sunday morning (January 15) after he was called out online for not attending Gangsta Boo’s funeral the day before in Southaven, Mississippi.
“Let me explain something to all of you bitches out there who have a say about me not going to Boo’s funeral,” he began. “N-gga, I paid for the funeral, hoe! I’m on a fucking tour and even if I wasn’t, I don’t do funerals, nigga!
“Last time I was at a funeral, it was nothing but a bunch of nigga fucking groupies on that muthafucka.”
He continued, “Boo I know how much I loved her, I know how much she loved me, n-gga. I have nothing to prove to any of you punk-ass, groupie-ass n-ggas out there.”
Paul went on to remind those who had a say in his absence that if it weren’t for him, many would not even have been aware of Gangsta Boo’s talents.
“Because there would be nothing more than four or five motherfuckers in there if it wasn’t for what I created. N-gga, what I created,” she said. “The teenager I found. N-gga, I’m the one who wrote the ‘Where Dem Dollas At’ hook, n-gga. I’m the one who was writing and producing that shit. Yeah, he did the verses for him, he did some hooks. Juicy [J] I was making beats, I was making hooks. But I figured her out, n-gga! I went to school with her, she went to school with me.”
Gangsta Boo died at the age of 43 on January 1 in his hometown of Memphis.
While DJ Paul did not attend his service, hundreds of mourners including GloRilla, Drumma Boy, La Chat, Memphitz and more were on hand to pay their respects.
TMZ reports that a posthumous Gangsta Boo album is now in the works, in addition to other “special” projects.