Colors, Signs, Symbols, and Lingo
Blue is the main color, and blue bandanas hanging from a pocket are a way to fly their colors. But the gang will use purple, black and orange, too. A Lakers cap might be used to symbolize the Grape Street Crips, a Kansas City Royals cap to represent the Kitchen Crips. Los Angeles Dodgers caps are popular, too. The three-point crown is a favored tattoo. They refer to Bloods as "Slobs" as a way of disrespecting them. Crips call each other "Cuzz."
Considered to be less structured on both the national and local levels, the Crips nonetheless are known to be selective about allowing membership to the gang. Little Loc, a 16-year-old Memphis Crip, says: "You don't come to Crip; Crip comes to you."
Crips use grapes as a symbol when tagging. Rivals with the Bloods, they will use "BK" for Bloods Killer.