DJ Paul clarifies his earlier comments about Gangsta Boo’s funeral where he said he paid for the services and explained why he was absent.
in the statement addressed to TMZ On Monday (January 16), the Three 6 Mafia rapper added the other major names who helped foot the bill for Boo’s funeral. He also noted how “disturbing” it is to address applicants in general about such a negative topic.
“The fact that I had to even address the negative things being said backstage is really disturbing,” said DJ Paul. “I led the planning and paid for most of Boo’s funeral. Others reached out in their own way of showing love to Boo. It felt right to include them because we all loved Boo.
“I’ve said before why I didn’t attend the funeral, and that’s why it’s not appropriate to draw attention,” he continued. “Boo and I’s relationship was only ours, he knew (and knows) where my heart is. I don’t have to explain it to anyone.”
According to the report, Memphis legends like Juicy J, 8Ball & MJG and more were also in attendance to pay for the services.
DJ Paul’s original comments appeared in a now-deleted Instagram video on Sunday morning (January 15) after he was called out online for not attending Gangsta Boo’s funeral in Southaven, Mississippi the previous day.
“Let me explain something to all the dirty ass N-Ggas who said something about me not coming to Boo’s funeral,” he began. “N-gga, I paid for the funeral, hoe! I’m on a muthafuckin’ tour and even if I wasn’t, I don’t do funerals, n-gga!
“The last time I was at a funeral, it was nothing but a bunch of gang-asses in that muthafuka.”
He continued. “Boo I know how much I loved her, I know how much she loved me, n-gga. I ain’t got nothing to prove to none of you punk-ass, groupie, n-gga.”
Paul went on to remind those who had something to say about his absence that if it weren’t for him, many might not even be aware of Gangsta Boo’s talents.
“Because it would have been nothing but four or five mutafuqa there if it hadn’t been for the one I created. N-gga, what have I created,” he said. “The teenage girl I found. N-gga, I’m the one who wrote the “Where Dem Dollas At” hook, n-gga. I’m the one who writes and produces that shit. Yeah, he did his parts, he did some hooks. Juicy [J] he did punches, he did hooks. But I discovered him, n-gga! I went to school with him, he went to school with me.”
Gangsta Boo died at the age of 43 on January 1st in his hometown of Memphis.
While DJ Paul was not present at his service, hundreds of mourners including GloRilla, Drumma Boy, La Chat, Memphitz and more were present to pay their respects.
TMZ reports that a Gangsta Boo posthumous album is now in the works, in addition to other “special” projects.