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Insane Clown Posse and Sharon Osbourne Battle on Howard Stern Radio Show

Insane Clown Posse and Sharon Osbourne Battle on Howard Stern Radio Show

Howard Stern’s morning radio show was the setting for more verbal
fisticuffs this morning (Aug. 20) when the Insane Clown Posse and
Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of Ozzy and manager of Coal Chamber,
squared off for thirty minutes with ICP’s Violent J telling
Osbourne she can “buff his pickle” and Osbourne calling the rap duo
“has-beens.”

The rift between the two camps began shortly after Coal Chamber
were fired from the ICP/Biohazard tour last month. At the time,
Coal Chamber were said to have simply “dropped off” the tour, with
“production difficulties” being cited to describe the fallout. Now,
on Stern’s show, both camps admitted poor ticket sales were to
blame for Coal Chamber’s dismissal, with each side blaming the
other for that reality. Osbourne said Coal Chamber will sue ICP for
breach of contract.

Osbourne said her group was receiving $12,500 per show for a
scheduled two-month package tour but when sales for the jaunt went
sour, ICP downsized to smaller venues and canned Coal Chamber two
shows in. Violent J simply said Coal Chamber didn’t mesh with ICP’s
crowd and only fifteen people have asked for refunds for the
remaining shows since Coal Chamber fell off the tour.

During the jawing, Osbourne bet Violent J $50,000 that ICP’s next
record wouldn’t sell more than 200,000 copies and they’d be dropped
by their Island record label in response to disappointing sales.
“You’re dead,” she said. “Your career is over.” Violent J upped the
ante and predicted ICP’s next album would sell at least 500,000
units, while he continuously insulted Osbourne’s accent and her
husband.

“You guys oughta tour with this lawsuit,” Stern said. “It’s
fantastic.”

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