G-Unit head 50 Cent recently offered his take on the controversy surrounding director Quentin Tarantino‘s Django flick and why fellow moviemaker Spike Lee should ease off slamming it.
In Fif’s perspective, Lee is known for having attitude problems and just felt like swiping the new box office hit over its frequent usage of the N-word.
“The Django movie, I went to go see it at the premiere, I actually saw it before it came out,” Fif said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “My take on it is, it was done in the f*cking time where the word was around. I guess [Spike Lee’s] upset, man, sometimes he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and you already got an attitude. You woke up on the wrong side of the bed, saw the f*cking movie out there, Django, and then said, ‘How many times did they say ‘N*gger?” and got mad as a motherf*cker, man. Spike wants to kill somebody. They got to relax him. Relax him and let him watch the game, man. Watch the Knicks.” (Whoolywood Shuffle)
Late last month, African American director Antoine Fuqua spoke up in Tarantino’s defense.
“That’s just not the way you do things,” said Fuqua, speaking on the sidelines of the 17th Capri, Hollywood Film Festival. “If you disagree with the way a colleague did something, call him up, invite him out for a coffee, talk about it. But don’t do it publicly.” “I don’t think Quentin Tarantino has a racist bone in his body,” he said. “Besides, I’m good friends with [Django Unchained star] Jamie Foxx and he wouldn’t have anything to do with a film that had anything racist to it.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Despite 50 and Fuqua’s support, colorful comedian Katt Williams shared a different sentiment last week.
In between getting out of jail and getting in the middle of a parking lot brawl, Katt Williams took the time to talk to TMZ about “Django Unchained” … and threatened to beat the crap out of Quentin Tarantino if he gets the chance. Williams didn’t voice his opinion in a polite way like Spike Lee did. First he threatened to punch QT in the face, then told us, “Quentin Tarantino thinks he can say the N-word. But I checked with all of Ni**adom and nobody knows where he got his pass from. I hope he didn’t get it from Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx cause they aren’t going to help you when I see you.” (TMZ)
Lee initially went on Twitter to air out his issues with Tarantino’s latest film.
“American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western.It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves.Stolen From Africa.I Will Honor Them.,” he tweeted. (Spike Lee’s Twitter)
Check out 50 Cent’s interview: