Simp The Pimp

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Simp The Pimp

Song details
Performer: Ingrid Chavez
Writer(s): Ingrid Chavez
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Simp The Pimp is an unreleased song recorded on 12 March 1991 at Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California (three days after Carmen On Top, two days before Waiting 4 Your Love).

The song features vocals by Ingrid Chavez although it was likely not intended for her eponymous album (also known as May 19, 1992).

The track’s title is likely inspired by the song P.I.M.P. The S.I.M.P. by Rick James (featuring Grandmaster Flash) from his album Cold Blooded (1983), but it doesn’t have other similarities with the song. In 2019 Ingrid Chavez has said she wrote it about Lenny Kravitz in response to the drama that went down with the song Justify My Love that she wrote but Lenny Kravitz initially took sole-credit for. The song uses the same beat that is heard in Justify My Love.

Although Ingrid doesn’t recall Prince having anything to do with the song, Simp The Pimp was cut amid sessions at Larrabee Sound Studios where Prince was recording, so his contribution at some capacity is still assumed.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
12 March 1991 Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Simp The Pimp Studio Recorded 12 March 1991

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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