Houston’s Lil Troy Responds to Pimp C’s Tirade; Claims, “Pimp ain’t even no gangster.”
Pimp C’s recent tirade against Russell Simmons, the city of Atlanta and various hip-hop artists during interviews with Ozone Magazine and Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 radio station has caused a whirlwind of controversy. One artist who isn’t taking Pimp’s comments lightly is Houston rapper and Short Stop Records owner, Lil Troy. During one of Pimp C’s interviews, he accuses Troy of snitching on “the whole North side of Houston,” and putting “a bunch of people’s daddies, brothers, uncles and sons in the penitentiary.” In a written response, Troy, who’s biggest hit was 1999’s “Wanna Be A Baller,” explains the origins of his beef with Pimp C. “That man is coming after me because I exposed Scarface of being a snitch and introducing his friends George Washington Simmons and Byron Keith Harris to the Feds as his cocaine suppliers,” Troy says. “That beef was between me and Face. It didn’t have nothing to do with Pimp C. Pimp ain’t even no gangster. I went to jail on drug charges. He got locked up for pulling a gun on a woman in a mall. Is that gangster? You can’t compare your rap sheet to mine.” The drama between Troy and Scarface originated in 2006 when Troy released an independent DVD, Paperwork, which allegedly shows indictment papers pinning Scarface as a federal informant. In addition to his written response to Pimp C, Lil Troy also released a YouTube video discussing the matter — www.youtube.com/watch?v=68JtiJC_584.