SpikeLee exploited poor people https://t.co/pI2XhxR45E
— Rhymefest (@RHYMEFEST) November 4, 2015
While many are still coming to terms with Spike Lee’s trailer for his latest film Chi-Raq, Chicago native Rhymefest is the least bit impressed, so much so the rapper is demanding the famed director issue an apology to the city.
“I’d say [Spike Lee], you owe Chicago an apology. And you owe Chicago your presence to repair the damage. I would like you to come to Chicago and speak to more community leaders and Father [Michael] Pfleger [of St. Sabina Church]. Get with the people who have programs in the community that are effective, and support those programs,” he said in an interview with the Chicago Sun Times.
Rhymefest continued by saying the trailer is a slap in the face to the recent death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee who was shot multiple times at close range in a Chicago alley.
“I grieved for the 9-year-old little boy who was shot [Tyshawn Lee], and now a comedy [“Chi-Raq”] is being made about death in Chicago.”