New Orleans, LA - 2019-04-20
Bam Bam: This is the hand I punch with. I wanted “LOVE” on that hand because I didn't beat on anyone more than they needed to be beat on. I show love when I was supposed to beat someone's ass. I don't do it beyond what I should.
BW: Does that come up for you a lot?
Bam Bam: I've beat on cops. I've beat on a bunch of people. I used to work for the Irish mob boss here in New Orleans. If you had a gambling debt, I'd come beat on you. The next guy that would come--you didn't just get beat on.
My record [is long] in Georgia and Florida. I did three years here in Orleans Parish Prison. I was making money and having fun back then--eating three jars of peanut butter a day, working out all night, not jacking off, and victimizing people. I had a good time in OPP.
When I got there, I'm in a pod, and the guy gives me a little bit of rice and like half a scoop of beans, no meat in it, nothing. I shoved the fucking pans off the tables. Dude was like, “I'm gonna strap my shoes on, and I’m gonna fuck you up.” So I was like, nah, you ain't gonna get your shoes on. I grabbed him from the back and slammed him into that thick glass. The guard got on the speaker and said, "Don't do it!" and I slammed that dude’s head again, and he bounced off that glass.
They sent me to HOD (the hole). I was like, "I don't give a fuck." They asked, "What part of the city you live in?" I said, "I live in the Lower Ninth Ward." Back then it was not a good place. They said, "You're white; you don't live in the Lower Ninth." I said, "Oh yeah, Charbonnet and Saint Claude, yes I do." As soon as they put me in there, they were all yelling my name.
BW: So, they sectioned you off in prison by...
Bam Bam: What ward you're from. Yeah, in HOD. They brought me over there on a food cart, hog-tied. There were four people in a one-man cell.
But it got old. I got ran over by a Chevy Yukon when I was in Panama City about two years ago. I paid karma back is what happened. I paid a lot of karma back. After that, I got out of that life. I stopped drinking liquor, and I don't get handcuffed anymore.