Insane Clown Posse and four fans are suing the FBI and Department of Justice, alleging their constitutional rights were violated when the feds labeled their "Juggalo" devotees a gang, according to the New York Daily News.

"It's time for the FBI to come to its senses and recognize that Juggalos are not a gang but a worldwide family united by the love of music," said ICP member Joseph Bruce, aka Violent J, in a statement released by the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union, which joined the suit.

"There has never been -- and will never be -- a music fan base quite like Juggalos, and while it is easy to fear what one does not understand, discrimination and bigotry against any group of people is just plain wrong and un-American."

He's right about one thing. There has never been anything like the Juggalos.

The Juggalos are known for painting their faces like clowns -- just like their heroes Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. Their weeklong "Gathering of the Juggalos," is notorious for its blatant drug use and overall bad behavior, according to the Daily News.

In 2011, the Department of Justice designated Juggalos a "hybrid gang." The government has estimated there are a million Juggalos.

Sounds like they're breeding.

That designation has led to at least two fans being harassed by police, according to the lawsuit. Brandon Bradley, 20, said police in Sacramento "on numerous occasions" accused him of being in a gang, and interrogated him about his Juggalo tattoos and clothing. Scott Gandy said he was rejected by the Army, which labeled his ICP tattoo as a gang symbol. He spent $800 to have his Juggalo tattoos covered, but was still rejected.

"It's unfair that police are treating fans of ICP like criminals just because of the music we like," said Bradley. "Even though the Juggalo community has had a positive effect on my life, now I feel I have to cover my tattoos in certain areas or risk being harassed by police. It's wrong to make me hide who I am."

Right. A guy who wears makeup.

The Department of Justice did not have immediate comment on the lawsuit, the Daily News said.

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