Clifton Powell Disses Spike Lee
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.
Listen to the full interview below: