Rapper Wais P the Pimp Was Arrested For, You Guessed It, Promoting Prostitution
YA DON’T SAY – What’s in a name?
A rapper known as Wais P the Pimp, who contributed to Jay-Z tracks in the 90s, was charged with promoting prostitution on Thursday, police said.
Malcolm Byer, 41, of Teaneck, N.J., who is better known by his rap alias, was arrested on Wednesday after appearing in Manhattan Supreme Court on a DWI charges, law enforcement sources said.
Byer grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and was part of the New York City hip hop scene in the 1990s, according to a bio on his Facebook page.
The rapper dubbed his musical style as “pimp hop” and has said it explores the pimp lifestyle. He has released several tracks in recent years.
“I’ll have you turning more tricks, than Cirque du Soleil is, or Blue Man group, only difference is, you got to bring me back that loot,” Byer rapped on the 2010 song “You See It.”
Mr. P the Pimp is going to catch a lot of flack for this arrest, and rightfully so, but something needs to be said about a guy who stands by his word. Being a pimp isn’t just a rap name for Malcolm Byer; he is an actual pimp. I love that. Rappers literally have any name at their disposal. They can choose Jim W the Garbage Man or Fancy Feet Rick. The possibilities are literally endless. So if someone is going to go out of their way and name themselves a pimp, it warms my heart to know that he is an actual pimp. Unfortunately for Wais, prostitution is illegal, so he should probably think about another career and change his rap name. It’s hard out there for a pimp.