Too Short doesn't believe the official story
Too Short threw together a tribute earlier this month to mark the 10-year anniversary of Pimp C’s death. In spite of the decade in between the show and the UGK rapper’s death, Too Short has yet to accept the story of Pimp C’s passing.
“I can’t believe it’s 10 years and I still… I have never till this day, been able to accept the circumstances,” he told HipHopDX. “That’s a lot of these little weird situations with folks getting found in hotel rooms and they always be by themselves in a f**king hotel somewhere in some strange s**t and I’m just like, what the hell is going on with celebrities and hotel rooms? [The powers that be] checking the 27 Club? You know what that is?”
Too Short revealed that the last time he saw the rapper alive was the weekend before his death.
“He actually jumped on stage at the House of Blues…,” Short said. He continued,
“I was performing at the House of Blues in L.A. on Sunset. It was sold out. C came on stage in the middle of the show and just … he was my hype man for the whole show. He literally just hung out with me on stage. He knew all my songs and he was doing his s**t. The crowd loved it ’cause it was Pimp C. We went backstage, we laughed like a muthaf**ka. C always liked to tell stories, making everybody laugh and s**t. We laughing, kicking it. And even my cousins, everybody who was in the dressing room, they were like … when they found out what happened, they were like, ‘D*mn man. We was having so much muthaf**kin’ fun Saturday night.’”
He said that they had plans on the next night to go to dinner, but Pimp never showed.
“And I said a million times that we were supposed to go have a dinner Sunday night. We got on the phone like I’m runnin’, I’m runnin’, I’m runnin’ like I can’t slow down, let’s do it tomorrow. So we just put s**t out till tomorrow, then we don’t contact each other Monday, then I get a call from his momma Tuesday morning. She’s like, ‘C ain’t call me all day. I ain’t hear from him since yesterday. Nothing.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ So that’s how that went down man.”
In spite of the sad story of Pimp C’s death from an overdose, Too Short likes to remember the days leading up to it where the pair were laughing and having a good time.
“You know, I always like to remember that our last moments was laughing like a muthaf**ka, in our element, what we do so many times … either we in the studio making songs or we doing the show together and we clowning before the show or after the show,” he said.
Short also shared how he and Pimp C came from the same background and marveled at the late star’s ability in the studio.
“We was definitely from the same area,” Short continued while effortlessly freaking a blunt. He continued:
“The same arena. A lot of people don’t know that he was a producer. A lot of people don’t know that’s him singing these hooks. C could take a hook, C could take a beat, and some raps, and start arranging the beat and stuff and taking out certain parts. He knew music. Just like me, he took music classes as a kid. So you get that understanding of that structure of making music. When you in a band, and the flutes are playing, and the clarinets, and the trumpets, and the tubas, and the trombones, and the drum section, and sh*t … and the band director is getting mad as f**k for f**king up, you learn like, oh so and so is hitting the wrong note, or hit the beat wrong. So you kind of carry that over into recording music.”
Check out the whole interview over at HipHopDX. What do you think? Was there anything fishy about Pimp C’s death? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.