Don’t ask Luther Campbell how it feels to be honored by VH1 as a hip-hop artist. But if you do, be prepared to hit the BLEEP button—and hold it down.
Interviewed on The Mutha Knows Show, the 2 Live Crew frontman— who founded his own label in 1990, Luke Records—goes off big-time on the cable net for initially including him in its 2010 Hip Hop Honors show only as a Crew member.
“At first they told me I would be honored as a record executive, which is what I appreciate being honored as,” Luther—who was feted alongside the likes of Jermaine Dupris, Timbaland, Master P and J Prince—tells host Mutha.
“Then when I got to the interview and I think there was some mis- communication, misunderstanding.
“But I got to the interview and they only interviewed me with 2 Live Crew and I said, ‘Hold the f— on. I ain’t gonna be inducted as no goddamn member of no group.
“‘When a n—– like me discovered Trick Daddy, Pitbull, Ace Town, 2 Live Crew, all that s—, when you create all that s— and you have gold and platinum DVDs, freak shows and peep shows and you take the whole game of the music business by cussing on the record and fight for it in the Supreme Court, you ain’t puttin’ me in nothing as no group member. F— that.'”
To hear Luther’s full interview, click here.
To watch Luther’s address at the 2010 Hip Hop Honors, which aired June 8 and honored the Dirty South, click here.