Exclusive: Rhymefest Says Spike Lee Is Exploiting Poor People With “Chi-Raq”
While many fans eagerly await Spike Lee’s upcoming film, Chi-Raq, Chicago rapper/politician Rhymefest says he’s unhappy with project.
While at the Soul Train Awards where he was nominated for co-writing the Oscar-winning Selma song “Glory”, Rhymefest talked to HipHollywood about the differences between his uplifting song and what he feels is an exploration by Spike Lee with Chi-Raq. “I’m very anti what Spike Lee is doing with the “Chi-Raq” film,” the music writer told HH. “I think he exploited our community by doing that. He exploited poor people. And “Glory” is a song that helped promote change in a positive way and not in a satirical way, laughing at the crisis of what we go through as a people.”
Do you agree with Rhymefest or do you think he’s miss understanding Spike Lee’s vision?