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shite just got real - Riff Raff FURIOUS over "Spring Breakers" - Suing for $10M

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.

Basically, 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.

On his way out of AV Club in Hollywood last night, Riff offered up the logic behind his case ... and it's glorious:

"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."

#wisdom.


Video of one of the many lines blatantly ripped off from Riff Raff in the movie

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he has a legit case if you ask me.


w/ Harmony Korine prior to film
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Photo shoot w/ Harmony Korine prior to film
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Riff Raff all in the background pictures

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re: shite just got real - Riff Raff FURIOUS over "Spring Breakers" - Suing for $10M
You do not legally own your likeness. He will lose.


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re: shite just got real - Riff Raff FURIOUS over "Spring Breakers" - Suing for $10M
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You do not legally own your likeness. He will lose.


yea, but his lawyer is smart for suing considering the movie grossed over $33M on a $5M budget.

they are suing for $10M and will likely settle for 10% of that and the studio will give it to them just to make this go away.


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re: shite just got real - Riff Raff FURIOUS over "Spring Breakers" - Suing for $10M
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they are suing for $10M and will likely settle for 10% of that and the studio will give it to them just to make this go away.





And Riff Raff will promptly spend that 10% on some jewelry and a down payment for a house that he can't really afford. And lots of hookers and blow I'm sure.


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i'm not a lawyer, but i hope he wins, that's some bull shite to just rip somebodies imagine off like that. I mean he has mtv tatted on his neck he had to full commit to look like that and somebody shouldn't just be able to copy it.


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re: shite just got real - Riff Raff FURIOUS over "Spring Breakers" - Suing for $10M
That Icee tattoo is pretty awesome.


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i've been following riff raff since his g's to gent's days, so he's got some game to still be around some how. i credit dirt nasty with keeping him around, their youtube video's are hilarious. ThreeLoco's is heat too.


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Michael J Cocks
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re: shite just got real - Riff Raff FURIOUS over "Spring Breakers" - Suing for $10M
I'm calling some kind of bull shite. Riff was practically hired on as an advisor for this movie. Korine and Franco have publicly credited Riff Raff as an inspiration for that character, but they've also said that character was based on a few other individuals as well.


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lsuhunt555
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Why wont that guy just get hit by a bus and go away?


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hg
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re: shite just got real - Riff Raff FURIOUS over "Spring Breakers" - Suing for $10M
I agree. Hell when the movie was about to come out he was telling everyone to go see it and what not.

Rap Game James Franco


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JS87
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Yes, give a clown like this more money. That's just what he needs.



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I'll bet its thrown out on Summary Judgement.


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i'm not a lawyer, but i hope he wins, that's some bull shite to just rip somebodies imagine off like that. I mean he has mtv tatted on his neck he had to full commit to look like that and somebody shouldn't just be able to copy it.

Does Franco have an MTV tattoo?


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lsutigersFTW
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re: shite just got real - Riff Raff FURIOUS over "Spring Breakers" - Suing for $10M
I wish I could sue Spring Breakers for being a s***ty movie and a waste of my 25 minutes (I walked out).


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jeff5891
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good luck. tons of white trash look like that


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I honestly think Rif Raff is just a character.


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beaverfever
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re: shite just got real - Riff Raff FURIOUS over "Spring Breakers" - Suing for $10M
I wouldn't say it to his face, but I honestly think that was some middle of the mall shite.


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