Rapper Luther Campbell: Spike Lee Is 'Hollywood's Resident House Negro' for Criticizing Tarantino
Former 2 Live Crew rapper turned music promoter and VH1 star Luther Campbell isn't pleased with Spike Lee's comments about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and the new movie "Django Unchained."
Writing at his Miami NewTimes blog Tuesday, Campbell called Lee "Hollywood's resident house negro."
For those unfamiliar with the controversy, Lee has come down strongly on Tarantino for amongst other things his excessive use of the N-word in the film.
"Show me a white man in the 1800s who wasn't dropping n-bombs left and right," Campbell responded.
"Lee needs to get over himself," Campbell continued. "He's upset because Tarantino makes better movies. The man who put Malcolm X on the big screen is Hollywood's resident house negro; a bougie activist who wants to tell his fellow white auteurs how they can and can't depict African Americans."
By contrast, "Tarantino is one of Tinseltown's most clever directors," Campbell wrote before discussing some of the content of "Django" which included spoilers.
"Lee could never pull off a movie like this," said Campbell as he crescendoed toward a conclusion. "When he's not being an ass from his court side seats during New York Knicks games, he's making bull crap films that most African Americans cannot relate to."
"Spike is upset because Samuel L. Jackson's character in the movie is just like him," Campbell added, "a conniving and scheming Uncle Tom."