Juicy J’s tribute video he made for Gangsta Boo’s funeral this past weekend was reportedly cut from the service due to technical difficulties.
Somber tribute videos from Drink Champs co-host DJ EFN and Yelawolf were also interrupted, according to TMZ Hip Hop, and didn’t get to play in full at the service in Southaven, Mississippi on Saturday (January 14).
In Juicy’s video, he can be seen sitting in the studio as he pays his respects to the “Queen of Memphis,” who passed away on January 1 at the age of 43.
“Rest in peace to the Queen of Memphis Lola Mitchell aka Gangsta Boo,” Juicy said in his subdued video. “Prayers go out to the family, friends, the fans. We lost a great one, man. I’m kinda short for words. It was hard for me to make this video. I miss Gangsta Boo’s smile. Gangsta Boo and I had a conversation two months ago.”
He continued: “We did a show together and we had a great conversation. We talked about old times. We talked about family, friends, music. Rest in peace, man, we lost the Queen of Memphis. She won’t be forgotten. Gonna keep her name out here. Gonna keep the music alive. Prayers up.”
In Yelawolf’s video, he said Gangsta Boo “meant the world to all of us” and that “she was family.”
“We’re gonna miss her so much,” the Tennessee-raised rapper said. “We had a relationship that only her and I could speak on. A friendship, a bond, we talked often. Not often enough.”
The video is then interrupted by a semi-truck horn, which Yelawolf laughed at and said it was probably Gangsta Boo.
As for EFN, he kept his video short and sweet by saying the former Three 6 Mafia member had been eager to appear on Drink Champs but never had an ego about it, and that he will forever cherish the conversation they had on his podcast.
Three 6 Mafia co-founder DJ Paul, who suffered some blowback from critics for missing Gangsta Boo’s funeral, posted a video of a different nature to his socials on Sunday morning (January 15).
The Memphis native pushed back against those that criticized his relationship with Boo, and said he paid for the entire funeral, although TMZ Hip Hop reported that he only covered a portion of the costs.
“Lemme explain something to y’all bitch ass n-ggas out there who got something to say about me not coming to Boo funeral,” he started. “N-gga, I paid for the funeral, hoe! I’m on muthafuckin’ tour and even if I wasn’t, I don’t do funerals, n-gga!
“The last time I was at a funeral, it wasn’t nothing but a bunch of groupie ass muthafuckin’ n-ggas up in that muthafucka. Boo know how much I loved her, I know how much she loved me, n-gga. I ain’t got nothin’ to prove to none of you punk-ass, groupie-ass n-ggas up in there.”
Paul went on to remind haters that, were it not for him, many might not even have been aware of Gangsta Boo’s talents.
“It wouldn’t be nothin’ but about four or five muthafuckas in there if it wasn’t for who I created. N-gga, what I created,” he said. “The teenage girl I found. I’m the one that wrote ‘Where Dem Dollas At’ hook, n-gga. I’m the one who was writing and producing that shit.
“Yeah she did her verses, she did some hooks. Juicy was doing beats, he was doing hooks. But I discovered her, n-gga! I went to school with her, she went to school with me.”
According to FOX 13 Memphis, Gangsta Boo (real name Lola Mitchell) was found dead around 4:00 p.m. local time on January 1 in her hometown of Memphis. A cause of death has yet to be confirmed, although authorities stated that there was no sign of foul play.