Spike Lee has been talking reckless about Tyler Perry and his projects, and that has actor Clifton Powell coming to Tyler’s defense. Tyler has taken the high road on this and has asked to speak in person with Spike over his displeasure.
According to Hiphopwired.com:
Clifton Powell is one actor who is not a Spike Lee fan.
During a recent interview with the Russ Parr Morning Show, the actor known for roles in Next Friday and Ray, voiced his opinions of Spike Lee, and the movies producer’s negative comments towards Tyler Perry.
“I don’t like Spike, for real. I’m just saying it publicly on the radio. Spike is a hater. He was doing all these movies, Sam and all these guys know he’s a hater. He kept all the money, there was lawsuits against him… I’m from the streets and you gotta carry your people.
We talk about what “The Man” does; Spike need to go sit his punk a** down, and stop talking about Tyler Perry.”
“Tyler Perry was homeless about 10, 12 years ago and Spike wasn’t writing him no checks. I think it’s wrong, and I shouldn’t do this, but I don’t like Spike Lee because I don’t like his politics as it pertains to how he deals with African Americans. I’ve auditioned for Spike several times, he kept all of us waiting for hours. It was insulting.
He’s made people fly across country, pay for themselves and come to auditions. Spike is the worst, and he needs to go sit his punk a** down. If you got a problem with it Spike I’m right here and I’ll beat your punk a**.”
“He has never hired me, I don’t really care, because I would never want to work with him… Tyler has found his genre. The problem with being African-American in film as a producer, you have to be so worried about stepping on toes.
We have just a few outlets in terms of the dimensions we are as a people. ]We zero in because there are not enough dimensions of what we do.”
He called Spike Lee a “hater.” That’s the funniest story we’ve written all week.
Don’t expect to see Clifton Powell in any Spike Lee joints any time soon, but it’s not like Spike had him in any movies to begin with.
I agree with Clifton that there is too much hate going on on Spikes end and for what reason? Tyler hasn’t said or done anything wrong to him to deserve such reckless talk about him. I am no longer a Spike Lee fan!
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