George Clinton Shares A Supernatural Bootsy Collins Story, Reveals He Wants To Collaborate With Cardi B In Reddit AMA

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On Monday, the one and only George Clinton answered a number of questions from fans on a Reddit AMA to promote his new single “I’m Gon’ Make You Sick O’Me” with Scarface.

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The AMA is just as entertaining as it is insightful, with the funk legend speaking on his cameo in ’90s stoner film PCU (“Everybody on the set was f**ked up. Toronto had the best weed around. F**k the beer); what he’s currently listening to (“Flying Lotus, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z’s new album, Tra’Zae, and all that s**t coming out of Atlanta. All that trap s**t. I’m trapped in it”); and the craziest thing he has witnessed during a live show (we will not spoil this one for you but it does involve someone smoking a joint through their butt).

But there are two very notable moments in the AMA that stood out from the rest. When asked by one fan to recount an entertaining story about Bootsy Collins, Clinton shared this supernatural anecdote:

“We were driving into Toronto together and were contacted by a UFO. We saw a flashing light hit the ground first in front of our car. Three of four minutes later we saw it again two times, hit the street. Then the light hit the car and the light turned to liquid like mercury from a thermometer, beaded up and rolled off the car. All the street lights went out slowly as we passed. We looked behind us it was dark. Bootsy wasn’t scared, he thought I knew what was going on. We weren’t high, because he just crossed the border. We eventually arrived home and walked in the house and my daughter said, you all acting like you just saw a ghost! I didn’t even think about it until later, why were we seeing light in daylight. I had to call Bootsy to confirm what time of day it was. We lost a lot of time that day and didn’t realize it until years later.”

Clinton also revealed that he would like to collaborate with Cardi B, saying: “I’d like to work with Cardi B. She’s got the funk.”

You can check out the rest of the AMA here.

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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