Since their debut in the 1990s, Three 6 Mafia has been plagued with rumors that they worshiped the devil because their name references 666, a number typically associated with Satan; they rapped about Lucifer; and they incorporated Satanic imagery in their artwork.
During an exclusive interview with Yahoo Music's The Aftermath, Gangsta Boo revealed that she experimented with witchcraft after she joined the Memphis group.
"I dibbled and dabbled in witchcraft 'cause I was young and I wanted to know what the dark side was about," she said during Part 3. "I've always heard about it and we was in this group called 666 Mafia so I wanted to be as dark as possible."
Gangsta Boo admits that her mother did not approve of her exploration."I bought a witchcraft book and my momma put me out the house," she said. "It's not that I was sitting in the circle practicing Illuminati scriptures or whatever. I was just young and when you young you explore."
The rapper, who recently teamed with some of the Three 6 Mafia members to form the new group Da Mafia 6ix, said that she did take a liking to some aspects of the dark side. "So I was exploring, and I do like certain things about the dark side because it's mystic, it's wicked, it's sexy. You know, I like to be mysterious."
Despite her interests, she maintains that she is not a devil worshiper. "I'm not a Satanist or nothing," she said. "I don't worship the devil. But I just like to explore. I like to find out about different things. It's the dark side. I'm very curious."
Gangsta Boo described herself as a "godly person." "I'm not about that [dark side] life," she said. "But it's real, and I'm one of the artists that's going to let you know it's real and it does exist. … There's a good and there's a evil. I know them both."During Part 2, Gangsta Boo discussed making a temporary departure from the Three 6 Mafia lifestyle. She started using the name Lady Boo and sought solace through Christianity.
"I was growing. I was mad young. I was 21, 22," she said at the 1:22 mark in Part 2. "I was depressed, just trying to find myself. I didn't have a manager. I didn't have a publicist. I didn't have anyone pretty much telling me what not to say what to say. So I just broke bad.
"I just felt like things were coming down, and I wanted to leave and find peace and from what I've been knowing growing up around a lot of Christians in my family you find peace through God," she said. "That's what I was seeking. I got it and I also found out that I also don't want to be extra religious because it's a lot of judgmental people over there. No offense to nothing. I'd just rather be spiritual. I don't want to be acting like I'm holier than thou and slip up and say a curse word or I want to have a cocktail. So, I just consider myself more spiritual than religious nowadays. But yes, I found peace through God, definitely."
Watch Gangsta Boo discuss witchcraft at 5:50 mark:
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