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Axe-Wielding Man Arrested for Demanding a Radio Station Play Insane Clown Posse

What have you done for ICP today?

by Lauren O'Neill
Jul 11 2017, 1:43pm

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I mean. We're all music fans, OK? Who among us can say we've never done anything at least slightly unreasonable on behalf of a band or musician we like? And yes, though most of us probably haven't showed up at a radio station brandishing an axe and yelling that we want to hear Insane Clown Posse's "My Axe" played on that radio station, we can potentially understand the motivation that might move someone to do so. Potentially.

Yesterday at around 1:30 PM local time, NBC Boston reports that a man who has been identified as 38-year-old Richard Newton, arrived at the Kiss 108 radio station in Medford, Massachusetts. He asked to be directed to the iHeart radio portion of the building, where he approached a receptionist and asked for "My Axe" to be played by the station, which would have been fine if it weren't for the fact that he was also holding a large axe. Newton later returned to his car (where a witness saw him drink a beer, very gnarly), and rammed into a police vehicle which had since arrived at the scene (obviously he is white). He also threw the axe out of the car window, and was eventually remanded by the police, who took him away from the scene on a stretcher.

This is yet more bad press for Insane Clown Posse, whose fans—Juggalos, obvs—were classified as a gang by the FBI over six years ago (ICP have since sued the FBI, which, who knew that was a thing?) But when you are down with the clown, and you really wanna hear "My Axe," there are certain things you have to do. Please enjoy the video of Danny Brown at the Gathering of the Juggalos, their annual fan festival, below:

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