DJ Paul Publicly Calls Out His Three 6 Mafia Co-Founder, Juicy J
This month marks 10 years since Three 6 Mafia released Top 5 charting album, Last 2 Walk. At the time, the Sony Records collective had whittled down to two rapping and producing members: DJ Paul and Juicy J. The two founders of the group (with the late Lord Infamous) had become the most recognized figures in the Memphis, Tennessee collective.
Shortly after that release, both men started delving into solo pursuits. Those careers looked different on paper. Juicy J eventually became affiliated with Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang, appeared on a #1 single alongside Katy Perry, and took a series of his solo records to platinum and gold status. Paul maintained a more underground persona, releasing a plethora of mixtapes and signing to Yelawolf’s Slumerican imprint. He also reunited with past Three 6 Mafia members and affiliates for Da Mafia 6ix.
Today (June 4), DJ Paul took to Twitter to criticize his Three 6 partner. Notably, Paul claims Juicy J hates him and alludes to the pop rapper as “a loner,” who no longer has friends due to his constant shadiness. DJ Paul also confirmed he’s still cool with Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang.
The Twitter rant went on over the course of a few hours, with DJ Paul periodically airing out something new:
DJ Paul has been very vocal about his divide with Juicy J over the last four years or so. In 2013, when it was announced that five of the six original members of Three 6 Mafia would return as a new group called Da Mafia 6ix, Juicy J was not present. Instead, DJ Paul, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca, Lord Infamous and Gangsta Boo reunited and released an album together in 2014, with only a single appearance from Juicy J on the posse cut “Body Parts.”
DJ Paul revealed in an interview with HipHopDX in 2014 that Juicy J wasn’t interested in joining Da Mafia 6ix due to his success. “I already knew there wasn’t gonna be no Three 6 Mafia reunion, so I hadn’t never even spoke about that,” Paul stated. “On my Instagram, when fans be asking, ‘Is there gon’ be a reunion,’ I’ll just be like, ‘Probably not.’ I mean, probably not if you’re doing a song with some of these folks, like some of the people Juicy doing songs with. You know, he good, but you doing a song with Katy Perry or someone like that and you doing good, you ain’t gonna be in no rush to go to no studio full of those ni**as doing cocaine and arguing and fighting. Well, it’s not like that anymore, but that’s kinda how crazy the group was as he might remember then when we were all together 14 years ago.”
It was reported in 2016 that Juicy J would reunite with Three 6 Mafia for the 2016 Gathering of the Juggalos, but the performance never happened.