Lil Herb has no opinion to give on Spike Lee’s forthcoming film “Chi-Raq” because, as he puts it, his opinion doesn’t matter.
A fan asked G Herbo his thoughts on the project, to which he replied, “Regardless To How I Feel Good Or Bad.. It’s Not Gone Stop The Movie From Comin Out And It’s Not Gone Pay Me.”
Regardless To How I Feel Good Or Bad.. It's Not Gone Stop The Movie From Comin Out And It's Not Gone Pay Me https://t.co/fCPdIukW7X
— IG:@NOLIMITHERBO (@gherbo) November 10, 2015
In recent days, Spike Lee had to battle criticism received from what many felt was an unimpressive film trailer.
Spike explained his reasoning for including comedic scenes in his film:
“A trailer was released and there are very humorous moments in the trailer. Now some people are getting it twisted and thinking it’s a comedy. ‘Chi-Raq’ is not a comedy. ‘Chi-Raq’ is a satire. It’s a difference between humor and comedy. In no way, shape or form are we not respectful of the situation that is happening in Chi-Raq. In no way, shape or form are we making light of the lives that have been murdered with this senseless violence, so people don’t get it twisted, this film is about serious business. There’s many films we can look in history of American cinema that treated very serious subject matter and had humor in them. There’s an old statement: I gotta laugh to keep from crying. Well, I think that’s appropriate with ‘Chi-Raq.’”
Amazon is set to premier Lee’s “Chi-Raq,” a musical comedy starring Nick Cannon, Wesley, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, on Dec. 4, according to Entertainment Weekly. The company has brought in Roadside Attraction and Lionsgate to get the film premiered in major cities, according to deadline.com.
“I’m honored to be part of the film that will launch Amazon Studios and to tell a story that is so important,” Lee said in a statement to EW. “Please don’t be fooled by the title of Chiraq. This new Spike Lee joint will be something very special. We have assembled a stellar cast.”
Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq,” according to IMDB, is “a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.”
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