Pimp C's Son Is Fighting for His Father's Estate

Pimp C's Son Is Fighting for His Father's Estate

His widow is being accused of mishandling funds.

Published October 31st

Pimp C, best known for his music alongside Bun B as part of the group Underground Kingz, left behind both his legacy and his estate after passing away in 2007. 

Up until recently, his widow, Chinara Butler, has handled his estate throughout the almost decade following his untimely death. As reported, a judge ruled to have Butler removed as the administrator for the estate after Pimp C's oldest son, Chad Butler Jr., made a claim she was mishandling funds. 

While Pimp C's oldest son continues to fight for control of the estate, it currently is not in the best condition, with there being missing jewelry, the rapper's Port Arthur home in foreclosure and a repossessed Bentley all being factored into the equation.

"Nobody's gotten any money," Butler Jr.'s lawyer, Josh Heinz, told the judge. "She's on red carpets in Los Angeles and New York and these kids have nothing."

Butler claims a different story, stating that she has never kept his children from using their father's name or likeness to make money, while also mentioning she has received very little from his three posthumous albums.

“I have not left [Pimp C's] kids abandoned," the rapper's widow stated. "I've invested my own money into this estate and done my best to keep Pimp C relevant."

Butler was removed as an independent administrator of the estate because she reportedly failed to account for particular assets, including $150,000 worth of jewelry. Additionally, Butler has allegedly spent more than $150,000 of the estate's revenue from 2011 to 2013 and more than $80,000 since 2014, with the estate facing a $7.2 million federal tax lien. On top of all of that, it was reported that the estate still owes Pimp C’s former manager, Bryon Hill, $5.1 million.

Looks like Pimp C's son has his work cut out for him.

Following the judge's ruling, Butler Jr. released a track commenting on the situation, titled "Trust Nobody." Check it out below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)

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