DJ Paul took time out to address Pat’s statements in an interview with HipHopDX.
Paul said he hasn’t talked to Pat in years, and doesn’t understand why Pat would publicize his decision not to work with Da Mafia 6ix.
“I haven’t talked to him in four or five years, so I’m wondering what happened between November when [Da Mafia 6ix’s 6ix Commandments] dropped to November of this year, for you to just come out like, ‘Ah, I don’t fuck with this dude, period,’” Paul said in the interview. “I just don’t know where some of the actions come from on that side. I don’t even talk to him about this or that or whatever. So, the whole thing is funny to me.”
Despite being baffled by the statements, Paul said he has respect and love for Pat, who was once an artist on Hypnotize Minds, a label he and Juicy collectively own.
During the interview, Paul reflected on co-producing Pat’s biggest selling projects, writing songs for him, and designing the cover art for several of his albums.
“We made a lot of hits together,” Paul said. “You know, [Pat’s] ‘Don’t Save Her,’ I wrote and produced it for him. It’s my voice on the hook. Me and Juicy produced Mista Don’t Play with him, every single project — all his albums. Every single Project Pat album cover, I physically hand-drew and designed myself. Every single one, from Ghetty Green to Layin Da Smack Down to Mista Don’t Play. I was the one on the phone with Pen & Pixel at my mother’s house, using the fax machine, faxing hand-drawn pictures to them.”
Towards the end of the HipHopDX interview, Paul revealed he knew the possibility of Juicy participating in Da Mafia 6ix’s project was unlikely, because of his mainstream success over recent years.
“I already knew there wasn’t gonna be no Three 6 Mafia reunion, so I hadn’t never even spoke about that,” Paul said in the interview. “On my Instagram, when fans be asking, ‘Is there gon’ be a reunion,’ I’ll just be like, ‘Probably not.’ I mean, probably not if you’re doing a song with some of the people Juicy doing songs with. You know, you doing a song with Katy Perry or someone like that and you doing good, you ain’t gonna be in no rush to go to no studio full of those niggas doing cocaine and arguing and fighting. Well, it’s not like that anymore, but that’s kinda how crazy the group was, as he might remember when we were all together 14 years ago.”
Paul said he and Juicy still talk, and he wishes him the best with his career.
“I talk to Juice maybe once a month,” he said. “I ain’t talked to Pat. I really don’t have a reason to talk to him. Like, I was cool and still wanted to stay in touch with him on the cool ‘cause him and I used to talk like we was brothers. We used to talk on the phone all the time, especially when we was writing the albums, coming up with ideas and all that. All the sudden, it just stopped, for whatever reason.
“I’ve got so much for love for Juice, he could slap a family member or two and I still would ride on his side because most people be mad at their family members anyway [laughs],” he continued. “Not no kids or nothing, but I’d let him get away with a family member or two smacked.”
By Louis Goggans