The Player's Ball is an annual event of pimps, held in Chicago, Illinois. This party has been a November tradition since 1974, when pimps from across the country gathered to celebrate the birthday of Don Juan, now known as Bishop Don Magic Juan. Each year, the award for "Pimp of the Year" is given out. Don Magic Juan won the award thirteen years in a row.
The idea stemmed from a scene in the 1973 blaxploitation film, "The Mack," in which the lead character, a pimp named Goldie, attends The Player's Ball in Oakland, California.
The Player's Ball was also shown in the HBO documentary "Pimps Up, H*es Down," and the Hughes Brothers' documentary, "American Pimp." Other Player's Balls, also take place across the country, most notably in Miami and Atlanta.
Now, Player's Balls are being held in major cities across the U.S. and glorify men who use violence to "keep women in line," and often pimp girls under the age of 18.
The Player's Ball's in Illinois and Atlanta have been shut down because of the presence of underage girls who were being pimped out by the men in attendance.