In his first interview since Pimp C’s passing, an emotional Bun B sheds some light with MTV on the man himself Pimp C. Bun talks about Pimp C’s musical genius, where he got his swagger from and the reasons behind his recent controversial remarks about his Southern peers. Check out this highlight from the interview when Bun was asked how does it feel to be finally recognized.
Bun B: I just got a call about a few hours ago that we got a Grammy nomination. Me and my VP from Jive [Records] were talking about this, because we been on this label for 15 years. We’ve known these people longer than we’ve known a lot of people in our lives. And he can always remember Pimp telling him, “We going to the Grammys,” and them looking at this little kid from Port Arthur like he’s crazy: “He may make some good music and sell a few records, but what they do? That kind of stuff doesn’t go to the Grammys.” And 15 years later, a song I told him we shouldn’t do and he was adamant about it â€” and he got his Grammy nomination just like he always wanted. I’m so happy for him. I’m so proud of him. Because he did it exactly like he wanted to do it: on his terms. We had a nomination before with Jay-Z â€” and we were very blessed and honored for that. But that was Jay featuring us â€” this one was us. Not taking anything away from Outkast, because that definitely comes into play. But at the same time, us putting Outkast on the record was his vision â€” seeing things a little further â€” and God putting together a plan for us. [He pauses.] I’m really happy for him. I know he just popped a bottle! Because in all honestly, this is what he wanted [to win a Grammy]. He’s gonna put a Grammy on his mama’s shelf. He’s gonna put a Grammy on his mama’s shelf, man. [He pauses again.]
Chilling ain’t it? Read the rest of the interview here.