Pimp My Ride had arguably the most profound impact of any American television show during the early 2000s.
It is certainly beyond reasonable suggestion to the contrary that any other show offered as much deep-seeded hope as MTV’s Pimp My Ride. An individual of driving age could have no greater chance at happiness than the one afforded him by the hope of one day opening their mom’s front door and seeing American rapper-turned-TV host Xzibit greeting them with such profound words as “Yo dawg!” How else could a young man or woman claim to be a “playa” if their ride was not sufficiently “pimp’t”?
But, alas good people of America, this once shining beacon of hope and early 2000s “bling-bling” may have been nothing more than an elaborate hoax.
Apologies for diverting conversation away from the details of this most tragic of hoaxes must now be offered. Further uninterrupted talk of the Pimp My Ride hoax will likely prove unbearable to any twenty-something reader’s heart. Therefore, a brief pause to reflect upon the greatness that was Pimp My Ride ought now be taken.
MTV’s Pimp My Ride first aired in 2004, and offered viewers a glimpse into the newly-improved lives of young Americans. The game-changing show was hosted by American rapper Xzibit, who would present himself upon the the doorsteps of deserving young people, inform them of their upgraded plot in life, and then allow himself to be showered with grateful adoration.
From this most jovial of surprises, the show’s plot would increase in positivity and cheer. Once Xzibit had taken possession of the surprised young person’s car, Xzibit would then deliver the vehicle to a team of master craftsmen, who would proceed to accessorize the vehicle in the best toys and technology the early years of the new millennia had to offer.
Certainly nothing on this side of eternity could prove as beautiful and inspiring as Pimp My Ride. According to the Huffington Post, however, the mastery of Pimp My Ride may have all been a hoax.
The Huffington Post reports that many of the shows “pimpees” were denied their right to keep the upgrades to their vehicles. Even worse, according to the same report, many people would later claim that the freshly “pimp’t” vehicles would cease to run just a few short weeks after the restoration was completed. News of this tragedy has been hitting long-time fans pretty hard.
Childhood ruined because #PimpMyRide was fake.
— © Vic Bach (@Vic11Bach) February 27, 2015
Faced with this soul-crushing conspiracy, on must ask: How will life go on in the wake of knowing that Pimp My Ride was likely a hoax?
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