The Insane Clown Posse's FBI lawsuit threat may make the hip-hop duo "nervious" [sic], but they apparently aren't clowning around.
The potential lawsuit seeks to stop the FBI from "violat[ing] the rights of Juggalos" -- which is what ICP fans are called -- "on the mistaken belief that they are 'gang members,'" according to a statement posted on a new website, JuggalosFightBack.com.
The FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report identifies Juggalos as a "hybrid gang" akin to violent groups like the Crips, Bloods, and MS-13, The Village Voice reports. That recently led to a 20-year-old ICP fan being labeled a "gang member."
The fan, Mark Carlson of New Mexico, was arrested in July on an outstanding warrant. In announcing the “gang member’s” arrest, the U.S. Marshals Service noted Carlson “is a member of the Insane Clown Posse ‘Juggalo’ gang.”