Riff Raff, the rapper and former MTV reality star says he’s suing the people responsible for the movie “Spring Breakers” for $8 to $10 MILLION because he believes he was the basis for one of the characters.
Riff believes James Franco based his character Alien (a white rapper/gangster with cornrows and gold teeth) after himself and therefore he should get a bag full of cash for his troubles.
TMZ reports that Riff gave some insight into the case:
“It’s like if I have a front yard. And you’re planting soil and you’re planting trees and building peaches and houses and selling parking lots on my property … then I deserve to be compensated for some portion of that money.”
Spring Breakers was released earlier this year and was received positively by critics and audiences alike, some consider it to be a cult classic among others that Harmony Korine (the director) has released in the past like the films Gummo and Kids.
The film follows four college students, played by Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine, on their spring break vacation in Florida, where havoc ensues and they end up in jail, leading them to take on Alien’s (Riff Raff look-alike) lifestyle as a way to make dues with Alien’s decision to bail them out of jail. It all doesn’t work as planned and things begin to get weird.
It should be interesting to see whether Riff Raff actually has a case against Harmony Korine.