“As the matriarch of my family, and voice of Chad Butler’s estate, I feel that it’s imperative that I make it publicly known that we do not endorse, nor have any ties to Julia Beverly’s pending unauthorized biography of Pimp C’s life,” Chinara Butler said in a statement.
“While I did meet with Julia regarding the book, I never committed our support to the project. We are working tirelessly to protect and manage the legacy my late husband built, and this book is counterproductive to our goals.”
Mrs. Butler felt compelled to release an official statement after Bun B's wife, Queenie Freeman, took to Instagram to blast Beverly for releasing the book without the family’s consent.
Freeman also took issue with the idea that the writer would profit off of the UGK legend’s legacy without making arrangements for any of the proceeds to go to his estate.
Beverly, the founder of Ozone magazine, countered that she had an agreement in place with Pimp C’s mother, Weslyn “Mama Wes” Monroe, before she passed away. She added that she planned to honor that agreement and “do the right thing” by his children.
The exchange has since been deleted, but Instagram user @BallerAlert posted a screenshot of the back and forth between the two ladies.
Naturally, commenters were merciless with their judgements, so Mrs. Butler assured her followers that she would tell her side of the story.
After setting the record straight about the book, Mrs. Butler broke the news about her late husband’s upcoming album.
“After a successful Pimp C Tribute show at A3C, we’re putting the finishing touches on a new album,” she said. “The project is the culmination of more than a year of work from Juicy J and myself. The project includes production contributions from Ray Murray (of Organized Noise), DJ B-Do ,CoryMo, Mike Will Made-It and Warren G, and features from Bun B, E-40,Too-Short, ASAP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Lill Wayne, Chris Brown, ESG, Lil KeKe, Devin The Dude, Sleepy Brown, Raheem Devaughn,Rick Ross and more.”
In addition to the yet-to-be-titled LP, the executor of the Butler estate also has plans to release her own biographical work about her husband.
“I’m also penning a book that will give the world new insight into Chad Butler, the man,” she added. “I believe that all things should be done decent and in order, but more importantly with respect.
"While we wish Julia the best in her endeavors, it is our desire to totally separate ourselves, and the late Mama Wes from this project. In closing, I’d like to say thank you to the loyal Pimp C/UGK fans worldwide, keep it Trill!!”