Rapper Snoop Dogg and former pimp Bishop Don
Juan have come under fire for hosting "The World’s Famous Players Ball."
The event, which honors pimps from around the
nation, will take place next weekend and has drawn criticism from local government
officials and women’s rights groups.
"I think having a pimp convention in and
of itself is totally inappropriate, no matter where it is," former federal
prosecutor Janis Gordon and DeKalb State Court judge told the Atlanta Journal.
"I think it is particularly inappropriate to have it in Atlanta when Atlanta
has taken such steps to eradicate child prostitution."
Tickets to the event are being sold for $60 a
piece, hoping to cash in on the anticipated crowds due to NBA All Star weekend.
Various women’s rights groups are planning to
protest and said that they will target the event’s supports.
"The World’s Famous Players Ball,"
has taken place annually in various cities to honor pimps and players. The event
has been well documented on HBO’s "Pimps Up, Hoe’s Down," and The
Hughes Brothers classic, "American Pimp."
According to law enforcement officials, there
is nothing they can do about the party legally, but plan to keep tabs on the
"We will be watching it very closely, but
there’s nothing we can do about it," DeKalb District Attorney J. Tom Morgan
said. "I just wish they hadn’t picked DeKalb County."