Sun 20 Jan 2013
If anything, Gucci Mane’s upcoming movie debut in Spring Breakers will provide us with a grip of hilarious memes. Are we really ready to see Gucci and Selena Gomez together in on the big screen? Maybe not… According to The Trap God (via XXL), he plays the bad guy that taught James Franco’s character everything he knows. In case you were wondering how Gucci even came into the picture, he thanks Mariah Carey for introducing him to the guys behind the movie, Brett Ratner and Harmony Korine. But the craziest part is that La Flare claims Riff Riff is lying about Franco’s character being based on him.
How did you first get approached to be in this movie?
Mariah Carey. I thank her for that. Also I want to give a shout-out to Nick Cannon and Mariah and their family. I thank her for introducing me to Brett Ratner, who did Rush Hour 3. I met him through her at our video for the song we did together, “Obsessed.” Later she put me in touch with Brett Ratner and Harmony Korine, who’s the director. They told me they were interested in putting me in a film, but she was the connect to that.
Read what Gucci’s had to say about Riff Raff after the jump…
How was working with Franco?
It was mind-blowing, man. I’m new to the film thing but I took to it like a fish to water ’cause that’s how I am. Still, even though I never been in a lot of movie shit, just working with him I could tell how intelligent he was. Him channeling into the role he played and how he did it, it’s great.
I keep hearing that James Franco’s character in the movie is based on Riff Raff. What do you know about that?
That’s totally false. I think Riff Raff’s just trying to gain some attention. And I think maybe [Franco] may favor a little bit his appearance, but it don’t have anything to do with the artist named Riff Raff. I know that for a fact.
Riff Raff certainly seems to think the character is based on him.
Truthfully, he lying.