During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho, Suge D spoke on how the Pineapple Pete gimmick came to be. Here’s what he had to say:
So I get there, and this is what I’ve been saving for. So all the podcasts that have been asking me about the origins and all this other stuff like that, I said I was going to wait till it was on something that everybody can hear about. So here we are, the origin of Pineapple Pete. Pineapple Pete was a fashion choice by chance that you happen to pick up on. When I showed up, I had worn a button-up the first time in Jacksonville. It was a floral button up. I can’t do denim because Orange Cassidy. There is also this cool flowery rope thing I wear, but Hikaru Shida could beat the s–t out of that rope. So it’s like whatever. We’re not doing that, so we’ll do the button-ups.
So I show up and I’m like, hey, you know flashy elements will stand out a little bit. So I’ll bring this lemon shirt, but let me bring this pineapple shirt that I’ve got too, and these are old shirts like this shirt’s four or five years old. I’ve worn them to parties and done all sorts of weird stuff and whatnot. So I show up and the only reason I chose the pineapple shirt, it was gonna be lemon shirt, but the only reason I chose the pineapple shirt was because it matched my gear that day. So I was like, OK, let’s just run it. We’ll put it on. It’ll be something fun. We’ll put it on.
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