Boots (of The Coup) speaks on bus crash, asks for donations

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By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      Last week the bus carrying hip-hop group The Coup, Mr. Lif and their road crew crashed when leaving San Diego as part of their month-long tour. After the announcement of the cancellation of the tour, Boots of The Coup went on his blog to give his side of the story. He said he was watching “Anchorman” when everything started to go wrong.

      “Shortly after the acapella singing of "Afternoon Delight" by Ferrell et al., a big bump, then another, then plummeting down as we tipped over to the left,” Boots wrote on his blog. “I was sitting in the diner-like booth that many of these buses have in the front. I held on to the table with one hand and tried to guard my head with the other, all the while thinking that I was probably about to die. I don’t remember seeing everyone flying and flipping around me as it was happening, but Carter’s (the road manager) and Wiz’s face were covered in blood, and everybody seemed to be laying around hurt.”

      Boots said that once everybody got off of the bus it caught on fire and destroyed everything on board including clothes, laptops, all of the bands instruments, recording equipment and everything else needed to live while on tour for a month. Boots is now asking for donations to help out the band and its road crew.

“Most of the band touring with The Coup has kids, rent that won’t quit, bills, and holiday expenses coming,” Boots writes. “We need money, because like I said the band doesn’t have the tools that they make a living with. Not only did we lose cash and material things on the bus, but we also were depending on this tour for money to make it through. It may take a year for us to see any money from the insurance company.”

      Boots has setup a PayPal account for the donations that you can access at paypal and send a donation to Mr. Lif will be setting up a separate account shortly.


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