Riff Raff Responds to 'Spring Breakers' Controversy

Riff Raff and 'Spring Breakers' director, Harmony Korine


Last week, XXL interviewed Gucci Mane about his role in the upcoming film ‘Spring Breakers.’ When asked to speak on rumors that James Franco’s character in the film was based on Houston rapper Riff Raff, Gucci shot down the claim, asserting ‘That’s absolutely false.” Franco issued similar statements in an interview with GQ last May, stating that the character’s biggest influence came from a Florida rapper named Dangerous. To make the situation even more unclear, Riff has been seen with the film’s director, Harmony Korine, on several occasions since the rumors began circulating, even recently appearing together on the cover of SNEEZE magazine. Over the weekend, we reached out to Riff Raff to get his thoughts on Gucci’s recent remarks. He responded via text with the following statement and photographs:

“YOU CANT BE A WHiTE RAPPER WiTH TATTOOS AND HAVE BRAiDS AND COLORED BEADS WiTH COLORFUL CLOTHES & BE SURROUNDED BY WHiTE GiRLS iN NEON BiKiNis & AN ALiEN TATTOO ON YOUR ARM & GOLD JEWERLY & GOLD GRiLL iN YOUR MOUTH AND NOT EXPECT PEOPLE TO RECOGNiZE RiFF RAFF ……….. THATS LiKE SAYiNG iF YOU SEEN A THiN LiGHT SKiNNED DUDE WiTH A PERFECT JERRY CURL iN A RED & BLACK LEATHER JACKET, A WHiTE GLOVE, AND PATENT LEATHER SHOES MOONWALKiNG BACKWARDS BUT NOT EXPECT FOLKS TO RECOGNiZE MiCHAEL JACKSON HAHAHAHAHA.

*Court Adjourned…Closes Versace Briefcase and rides Segway to the parking lot with 15 tan golden bronze white girls in bikinis and gets in the Hologram Benz with Harmony Korine”

What do you make of the ‘Spring Breakers’ controversy? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • http://twitter.com/jojocan84 CA$H GANG

    #riceserved

  • Adam

    its definitely based off Riff Raff. No question. Gucci Mane can take a hike.

  • jsdfk

    what was james franco thinking when he signed up to this film ?

    • swag

      money

    • JohnCanada

      harmony korine made the movie KIDS, one of the best movies of all time. he doesn’t dissapoint.

      • jsdfk

        he also made trash humpers, LOOOOOOL

  • Harriet__Tubman

    Case closed. It is based off of Riff Raff. Meeting with the director and everything? The question IS why is Gucci and Franco claimin its not?

  • Rico McGrizzFalcon

    LOL at RifF Raff’s Comments though. That’s so true… And if they didn’t want Riff to be apart of the publicity of this film, the director of the movie as well as the actors in it would not be associating themselves with Riff Raff for any reason.

  • http://twitter.com/geniusoriginals Official Genius

    NO DOUBT, THE ONLY REASON I WANT TO WATCH THIS MOViE iS CUZ iTS BASED ON RiFF… RiCE OUT!

  • http://twitter.com/geniusoriginals Official Genius

    NO DOUBT, THE ONLY REASON I WANT TO WATCH THIS MOViE iS CUZ iTS BASED ON RiFF… RiCE OUT!

  • James

    Haha,

    When they say it’s not based on Riff Raff they are talking about the fact that the character id not based on Riff Raff. But the appearance of the character is a different question all together.

    Riff Raff is not as gangster or done anything close to or at all like Franco’s character in the film.

    Therefore the “character” is not based on Riff Raff. The appearance however is a different cookie all together.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edmund.buggs Mayor Ed Buggs

    Yea this is definitely based on Riff Raff

  • DJ

    Riff Raff is a joke, and this is his way of trying to get attention. They BOTH said it’s not based on him, but he’s so ignorant that he keeps sayin, “Oh it’s me” He’s a joke! Riff Raff ain’t even hard!! I hope this amazing movie isn’t spoiled by this wannabe rapper

  • JohnCanada

    i don’t think you guys realize harmony korine the director is a legend. he made one of the greatest films of all time, “KIDS”. Also to the idiot saying riff raff is a joke and shit, riff raff actually is out there doing shit, and he actually is hard and hustled hard back before rap. Also don’t hate cuz your brain can’t comprehend his lyrical bouquet of vocabulary!

  • Seel

    gucci mane does not know what he is talking about…harmony korine himself said that the look for the character “alien” from the movie is directly influenced by Riff…do ya homework dropouts

  • Seel

    gucci mane does not know what he is talking about…harmony korine himself said that the look for the character “alien” from the movie is directly influenced by Riff…do ya homework dropouts

  • Knowledge

    Franco has always wanted to be a rapper. He said it himself. that being said, he cant stand that a dude like Riff Raff is on his way to being a legitimately successful rapper. And Gucci Mane is just mad that he got an ice cream cone face tattoo. He’s borderline retarded. Harmony Korine himself said it was patterned after Riff Raff. Case Closed

  • http://www.facebook.com/harry.allard.14 Harry Allard

    Definitely based on Riff Raff, anyone thinking otherwise is lying to themselves.

  • sincere

    Why would anyone base anything on riff raff? It’s a comedy movie with a parody of a white rapper, now just because wants to live the life of a walking parody it’s based on him.

  • @drumbumsean

    they cant say its based off riff raff without owing him royalties probably. it is the main character. im sure riff raff loves the attention tho. he kills it.

  • Dude

    Anyone who knew Riff Raff before spring breakers release, also knows that harmony korine got his inspiration directly from Riff Raff himself. No doubt about it.

  • Wangdangdoodilydang .g

    Riff Raff is the best rapper in the game today. Eminem is last decade’s news. Forget Mac Miller (he’s for little kids). Long live the king, Riff Raff.

    • Bobby Holland

      your joking right?

  • olliek21

    riff raff is the dumbest faggot on the face of the planet. hes a fake and a loser. i dont understand ow he wakes up, looks in the mirror and thinks “yea, this is how i want people to see me”
    “this is perfect” spring breakers is the best thing to ever happen to him and he didnt even know about it hahaha what a chaunce

    • jeff

      true

  • Tyler

    Wait. So that wasn’t Riff Raff in the movie?

  • Bobby Holland

    I wish someone would put a bullet in Riff Raff’s head. He is a waste of oxygen. i cant stand the fact that he gets any attention he is a fucking idiot.

    • Bobby Holland

      if it was an act or a character that he was portraying that would be one thing. But its not. He is just an idiot

      • REALOG

        actually dummy he is only playing a character this is how he makes money and the reason why riff raff states the character is after him, is cause the director himself wanted him in the film and then studio wanted a big name actor.