Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam festivities on Sunday (May 10) brought out big names from all over hip-hop, including Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Swizz Beatz, Kendrick Lamar, Don Q and many more.
Unfortunately, the historic New York radio house mixed up one of those huge names as well: the late UGK legend Chad Lamont Butler, famously known as Pimp C. During the set from C’s Underground Kingz partner Bun B with radio personality Megan Ryte, the station introduced the former as Pimp C opening up the stage via Twitter. Needless to say, the tweet was quickly snatched down, and the station’s official Twitter handle issued a statement admitting to the “terrible error,” apologizing to the family and friends of C and Bun B and acknowledging their otherwise highest reverence of the UGK founding member.
Their action in response to the mistake was genuine and swift, but as was the face-palming reactions the internet had to the 68-character blunder. See what they had to say about the Summer Jam slip-up below.
How?????? pic.twitter.com/ISAxTkAlMG— Corey Dawson (@YeRoc334) June 11, 2018
Well they definitely ain't where hip hop lives anymore pic.twitter.com/hti3OsFEv8— iride2cilvia (@asimpwithalimp) June 11, 2018
nggas OUT OF TOUCH & it's sad to see!🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/coXxr6BNkq— 𓁹Reeko 𓁺 Suavè®𓁹 (@ReekoSuave1017) June 11, 2018
Careless. pic.twitter.com/ALYeSZqH4I— Lifewyz🦉 (@SignzOfLife) June 11, 2018
not a mistake .....somebody...DROPPPPPED THE BALL pic.twitter.com/nVW5mZ6Nnp— FutureTVRadio (@FutureTVRadio1) June 11, 2018
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