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Goblet on Fire

Rap stars drink from ''pimp'' cups -- Lil Jon and Ludacris are among the rappers who have specially designed goblets from which they drink ''crunk juice''

Pimp my...cup? Rappers like Ludacris, Juvenile, and Nelly delight in custom-blinged goblets from Chicago-based Deborah Harrison (a.k.a. Debbie the Glass Lady), who crafts the vessels — some for upwards of $1,000 — from glass, diamonds, crystals, gems, platinum, and 24-karat gold. Lil Jon, who displays his ''pimp cup'' in the ''Get Low'' video, takes his chalice (in a one-of-a-kind padded carrying case, of course) to clubs. It's just the thing for swigging ''crunk juice,'' a sugary blend of his CRUNK!!! Energy Drink and Hennessy. And the love is spreading to non-rappers: The East Side Boy recently had cups made for Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson, because, he notes, ''crunk juice makes the girls horny.'' How sweet.

Originally posted Oct 22, 2004 Published in issue #789 Oct 22, 2004 Order article reprints
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