The hardcore rap group Insane Clown Posse (ICP) has teamed up with Chris Hansen, former host of the show “To Catch a Predator,” to expose a rock musician who preyed on teenage fans for years. The unusual alliance began after ICP called out Dahvie Vanity, singer of a band called “Blood on the Dance Floor,” who has been accused of sexually assaulting over 20 women, many of whom were underage at the time.
ICP members Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope appeared on Hansen’s YouTube webcast to discuss the situation last week. Hansen told them that he wanted to have them on the show because he was impressed with how they publicly outed Vanity, whose real name Jesus David Torres, on their Facebook page, declaring him “Juggalo Enemy No. 1.”
They told him that it was actually Hansen’s show where they learned about Vanity’s crimes, and they wanted to use their platform to warn others about him, and hopefully push for an investigation.
Violent J said that “To Catch a Predator” was his “all-time favorite show,” and Hansen also learned that the group actually has a song titled “To Catch a Predator.”
Violent J said that they especially felt a responsibility to speak out because of the fact that they are in the same industry as Vanity and have a similar gimmick.
Shaggy 2 Dope added that:
“We couldn’t just sit there and not say nothing. He’s doing what we’re doing, but taking advantage of the situation and getting with these little girls… It makes you think, did he get into this career so he could tour and molest? Is that why he got into it?”
In addition to the large number of victims who have come forward, some of Vanity’s former bandmates have also corroborated their stories. One of the victims, Mal Levy, also appeared in the interview to discuss her experience with the singer.
Unfortunately, Vanity still has yet to be charged with any crimes, and he continues to deny all of the allegations against him. However, that can change now that Chris Hansen and the Insane Clown Posse are involved. Hansen said that he has already notified the FBI and they are expected to be investigating the situation.
Violent J doesn’t think that Vanity will be getting away with his crimes for much longer.
History will tell you, when Chris Hansen’s on your ass, you’re done. Chris Hansen is a Juggalo, but he don’t know it, Violent J said.
Chris Hansen responded by saying that “I’m honored to be a Juggalo, I really am.”
The ICP duo has earned two platinum and five gold albums. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the entire catalog of the group has sold 6.5 million units in the United States and Canada. ICP sued the FBI in 2014 because the agency’s National Gang Intelligence Center listed Juggalos as “a loosely-organized hybrid gang” in a 2011 report. The report states that Juggalos are “recognized as a gang in only four states… law enforcement officials in at least 21 states have identified criminal Juggalo sub-sets.” The suit aims to have Juggalos no longer considered to be a gang and to have any “criminal intelligence information” about Juggalos destroyed.