The reality star turned rapper says he needs his cash pronto…
While undoubtedly honored that filmmakers thought so much of his colorful personality that they’d make it into a film character, Riff Raff says he needs compensation for the character of “Alien,” who he says was based on his likeness. In Spring Breakers, Alien is played by James Franco, and Riff insists he has no issue with the popular Oscar, he just needs his cash.
Franco has said the main inspiration for his rapper/gangster character, Alien, came from a little-known rapper named Dangeruss, Riff Raff contends that Alien was based on his own likeness and wants to be compensated for it.
James Franco in ‘Spring Breakers’ [photo: Annapurna Pictures]The Houston rapper, born Jody Christian, says he wants “8 to 10 million dollars” from the film’s creators. “I haven’t been compensated for the Spring Breakers interactment yet…so we’re seeking 8 to 10 million right now,” he told TMZ, without clarifying exactly what an “interactment” is. That said, Riff Raff emphasized that has no beef with Franco himself. “James Franco’s cool…it’s not about him…I just need my money,” he said.