Hot 97 Issues Apology After This Tweet About 'Pimp C'

HOUSTON - APRIL 3:   Rapper Pimp-C of the rap group UGK during the video shoot for the lead off street anthem Pourin Up from Pimp-C's highly anticipated solo album Pimpalation on April 3, 2006 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bill Olive/Getty Images)

Hot 97 Issues Apology After This Tweet About 'Pimp C'

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Published June 11, 2018

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.

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo: Bill Olive/Getty Images)


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