Insane Clown Posse member Shaggy 2 Dope was filmed trying to kick Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst off a stage over the weekend.
Durst, 48, was performing with Limp Bizkit at the Rock Allegiance Festival in Camden, New Jersey, when Shaggy 2 Dope, whose real name is Joseph William Utsler, came from behind and tried to dropkick Bizkit.
Ulster, 43, missed and security grabbed him before taking him away, according to video footage of the incident, as reported by the New York Post.
“Couldn’t even pull it off,” Durst said. “It’s one guy,” he told the crowd. “Calm down, it’s one guy.”
Durst then speaks to the crowd and says, “Let’s give that guy a hand” before he starts a chorus of “Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, hey, goodbye.”
The Insane Clown Posse gained worldwide notoriety in 2011 after the FBI described the group’s fanbase, known as Juggalos, as a “loosely-organized hybrid gang.”
“Crimes committed by Juggalos are sporadic, disorganized, individualistic, and often involve simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft, and vandalism. However, open source reporting suggests that a small number of Juggalos are forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity, such as felony assaults, thefts, robberies, and drug sales. Social networking websites are a popular conveyance for Juggalo sub-culture to communicate and expand,” said the FBI at the time, NPR reported.
Last year, the group, known also as ICP, lost a legal battle after it filed a lawsuit against the FBI over the gang designation.
The judges on the Sixth Circuit stated that the National Gang Threat Assessment is only an annual report that was sent to Congress and “no government officials are required to consider or abide by the gang designation,” Rolling Stone reported.
The court added: “The various reputational and personal harms suffered by Appellants in the present case may be the practical consequences of the Juggalo gang designation, but they are not a direct or appreciable legal consequence of the Juggalo gang designation.”
The ACLU had filed a he lawsuit on the band’s behalf. “The Juggalos are fighting for the basic American right to freely express who they are, to gather and share their appreciation of music, and to discuss issues that are important to them without fear of being unfairly targeted and harassed by police. Branding hundreds of thousands of music fans as gang members based on the acts of a few individuals defies logic and violates our most cherished of constitutional rights,” said an ACLU spokesperson, according to the NPR report.
“The Juggalo Family must truly shine and show America and the world that we are not a gang, public menace, cult, or any of the other untrue labels they have attempted to slap on us throughout the years. We must collectively show them that we truly are a family that is united by a shared love of music and fellowship,” said the group about the FBI designation, NPR reported.
Representatives for Durst or Insane Clown Posse have yet to issue a public statement on the incident.