(AllHipHop News) Last week Mass Appeal Records released a new album from the late rapper Chad “Pimp C” Butler. Long Live the Pimp was spearheaded by the UGK member’s widow Chinara Butler. However, Pimp C’s sons Chad Butler Jr and Corey Butler released a statement claiming they were not involved in the creation of the project. They also stated neither offspring would “receive any of the benefits from album sales.”
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Chinara Butler has since spoken to Billboard about the allegations from Pimp C’s sons. Ms. Butler told the publication she is “disheartened” by the statement. She also maintains all of Pimp’s children will benefit from the sales of Long Live The Pimp through publishing profits established to go to the Estate of Chad Butler.
AllHipHop.com has also been given access to a “letter of direction” which asserts the children and their guardians agreed for percentages to be sent through Bug Music, Inc. The letter is dated August 12, 2008 and includes the signatures of Chinara Butler, Christian Butler (daughter), Chad Butler II (son), Nitacha Broussard, Dahcorey Turner [Corey Butler] (son), and Angie Crooks.
Pimp C’s Long Live The Pimp is available on iTunes.