Will the book roll out as planned or will there be some struggle or hurdles in the way? - CRUNKATLANTA
October 16, 2014: Journalist and OZONE Magazine founder Julia Beverly previously announced that she is writing a biography on the late Chad “Pimp C” Butler. While Pimp C’s widow Chinara Butler recently released a statement distancing herself from the project, other family members are speaking out to clarify that her statement does not represent them.
“Chad’s widow Chinara… does not speak on behalf of Chad’s sons Chad Jr., Corey, the rest of the family, the late Mama Wes, or the UGK Records family. She is only speaking for her and her daughter,” Angela Crooks, the mother of Chad’s son Corey, told AllHipHop.com yesterday, October 15, adding, “Julia Beverly has our full support with the Pimp C biography.”
Beverly says the book began with nearly 40 hours of interviews conducted with Pimp C’s mother and manager, Weslyn “Mama Wes” Monroe, prior to her sudden passing in 2013. “I initially intended to do this project with his ‘estate’ through his wife,” Beverly explains. “However, after I learned that his wife does not have custody of any of his children, and his sons do not benefit financially from his estate, I made alternate arrangements with his mother.”
“Mama Wes entrusted me with telling her son’s story accurately and honestly; it’s a responsibility I take very seriously,” Beverly adds. “Sometimes the truth hurts, so I can understand why some people don’t want the story to be told.”
The book, titled SWEET JONES: PIMP C’s TRILL LIFE STORY, will be released in early 2015. More information is available at PimpCBook.com.