08/13/2012 02:30 pm ET Updated Oct 13, 2012

Insane Clown Posse Says It's Investigating F.B.I. Gang Report

The Detroit hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse used the platform of its annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival to announce that it was pursuing an investigation into why its fans were classified as a gang in a report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In a statement released over the weekend, the Insane Clown Posse members, Joseph Bruce (who performs under the stage name Violent J) and Joseph Utsler (who goes by Shaggy 2 Dope), said they and their label, Psychopathic Records, had "retained legal counsel to investigate and pursue legal action including monetary compensation and/or other injunctive relief on behalf of their fan base." Mr. Bruce added: "We're not attacking the F.B.I., but they got this wrong. The Juggalos are not a gang, and that needs to be fixed."