DJ Paul is making it crystal clear as to why he was absent for fellow Three 6 Mafia member Gangsta Boo’s funeral over the weekend.
Originally, the Memphis rapper/producer took to his Instagram Story on Sunday morning (January 15) to explain that he doesn’t like attending funerals because of “groupies.”
“Lemme explain something to y’all b***h ass n****s out there who got something to say about me not coming to Boo funeral,” he began the video. “N****, I paid for the funeral, hoe! I’m on m*********n’ tour and even if I wasn’t, I don’t do funerals, n****!”
Paul later went on to say that Boo’s relationship with him is a personal matter and that she “know how much I loved her.”
In a newer statement to TMZ, DJ Paul clarified the prior social media comments and added the names of other people who helped cover the bill for the services, which include Juicy J, 8Ball & MJG and more. He also noted how “bothersome” it was to address online critics about something so tragic.
“The fact that I had to even address negative things being said behind the scenes is really bothersome,” he said. “I spearheaded the planning and paid for the majority of Boo’s funeral. Others reached out to assist as their way of showing Boo love. It was only right to include them, as we all loved Boo.
“I have previously stated why I did not attend the funeral and this is exactly why, as I think bringing the attention is not appropriate,” Paul continued. “Boo and my relationship was ours alone, she knew (and knows) where my heart was in it. I don’t have to explain that to anybody.”
Gangsta Boo passed away on January 1 at the age of 43 in her hometown of Memphis. Hundreds of mourners reportedly gathered for the service on January 13, including GloRilla, Drumma Boy, La Chat, Memphitz, and more.