In the most unsurprsingly surprising move of the year, rapper RiFF RaFF has announced his intentions to file a lawsuit against the makers of Spring Breakers. The polarizing independent film by Harmony Korine is a saccharine spring break film that explores the darker side of the St. Petersburg crime scene. Most viewers have noticed James Franco’s (Freaks and Geeks) character as being very similar to RiFF RaFF, despite both his and Korine’s assurances that the “Alien” character was mostly inspired by underground Florida rapper Dangeruss.
RiFF RaFF, who is said to want between $8 to $10m, said the following in regards to the film:
“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.”
No word from Korine, Franco, or Spring Breakers‘ US distribution studio, A24 Films, has been released on the matter.