By Steve Miller, High Times
In October 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation declared that Juggalos—devoted fans of the rap duo Insane Clown Posse—are members of a violent street gang.
Not surprisingly, no one in the Insane Clown Posse’s camp wanted to tell the guys in the band. That’s the kind of bad news that the crew at Psychopathic Records, the ICP’s label, were sure would make for a really bad day.
Before the FBI report, several states had already declared the Juggalos to be gang members, but that was small shit compared to the heft of the Feds’ announcement. Now, the FBI was issuing its biannual report on national gang activity and declaring that the Juggalos were right up there with the Crips and the Bloods when it came to wreaking havoc on the streets of America.