April 21st, 2006 | By Administrator
UGK member Pimp C was treated for minor injuries Wednesday (April 18), after he was involved in a car accident while leaving the video shoot for his new single “Pourin’ Up.”
After the shoot concluded Pimp C and a Rap-A-Lot security guard departed in a silver Bentley.
Mike Jones, who makes a cameo appearance in the video, followed in his black Bentley.
Sources told AllHipHop.com that a mile away from the set, two groups of people in separate vehicles were involved in a dispute, when one fired upon the other.
A Port Arthur Police officer that was escorting the rappers responded to the gunfire and pursued the shooters.
As the suspects fled through local neighborhoods on a flat tire, they crossed over Gulf Way Dr., ran a red light and struck Pimp C’s Bentley at high speed.
The back left of Pimp C’s Bentley was damaged.
Pimp C was treated for minor injuries and released but the Rap-A-Lot security guard is still in the hospital, although he is expected to make a full recovery.
Keisha Hunter, one of the producers of the “Pourin’ Up'” video, said Pimp C was a victim of circumstance.
Hunter also cleared up rumors that Pimp C had actually been shot.
“It is truly unfortunate that these gentleman were innocent bystanders that happened to drive through the wrong place at the wrong time,” Hunter told AllHipHop.com. “The local residents that were shooting at one another were all apprehended and the Port Arthur police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the motivation for them shooting at one another. At no time were Pimp C nor Mike Jones the targets of the shots that were fired and at no time were any of them injured by the gunfire that was more than a block ahead of them.”
Police seized an automatic weapon from three alleged gang members, who were later arrested in connection with the incident.
“The accident was crazy,” Mike Jones told AllHipHop.com. “I seen it first hand I’m just glad that everyone is OK.”
Pimp C’s new album Pimpalation is slated to hit stores June 13.