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Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell Is Still Holding A Grudge Against 'Star Wars' Creator George Lucas


(AllHipHop News) Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on pace to become the highest grossing movie of all time. Episode VII of the sci-fi action movie franchise will not be getting any money from Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell’s immediate family.

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In an interview with Vulture, the former 2 Live Crew front man revealed he will not be supporting the film. Apparently, Campbell is still upset over a $300 million federal lawsuit filed in 1990 by Star Wars‘ production company Lucasfilm.

“Every time I see a trailer, or an ad, for that movie, all I can think is I want that motherf*cker George Lucas to give me my money back,” said Campbell.

He added, “I tell my kids, don’t ever buy bootleg, but if you really want to watch that movie, you can buy it bootleg.”

Lucasfilm, the company founded by director George Lucas, was concerned Campbell’s then stage name “Luke Skywalker” would damage the reputation of the trademarked name of Star Wars‘ main character “Luke Skywalker” played by Mark Hamill. At the time, Campbell and his group were known for making sexually explicit songs such as “Me So Horny.”

However, Campbell insists he took “Luke Skywalker” from New York Knicks player Kenny “Sky” Walker, and everyone close to him always called him Luke, not Luther. The two sides eventually settled for $300,000. The Miami native was forced to go by simply Luke, later Uncle Luke.

“I respect the fact that people love the movie,” states Campbell. “George Lucas made a helluva movie and a brand. People love it. But he took nearly a half a million dollars from me.”

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  • Can you really call it a grudge if the cat sued you? I’d say that’s a permanent situation. Money lost is money lost.

  • The Legendary Troll

    Lmao its clear where Luke Skywalker came from dude

    • Casor_Greener

      ahahahahah yeah man tell that gump to gone. I thought this was a joke

  • bklyn representa

    honestly if he was a different kind of artists they probably let him use the name but let’s keep a buck his whole thing was strippers and x rated material they would never want that associated with the star wars franchise especially there main character

  • ANDRE SALAZAR

    Luke took the “L” back then for CLEARLY stealing from the Star Wars franchise & now he’s taking another L by crying about it, ignoring the fact that he was DEAD wrong in the first place, lied about it to the public & paid a sum more equivalent to about $1.5M-$2M today!

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  • jon dubock

    How do you hold a grudge for having to pay for stealing the name of someone else’s creation???…

  • yourbestguest

    he is mad at the current movie because of George Lucas? George sold it! He makes no more money off of it anymore

  • Larry Sandwiches

    Dude from Miami reppin a NY name??

    Dont be stupid Uncle Luke.

    Wait. Who am I talking to?

  • Anjali Joti

    This nigga! Trying to still stay in the news!

  • Ronlg1

    Nah nigga, Kenny Walker went pro in 86, your first album dropped in 86 ON Luke Skywalker Records, nigga you already had that name. And as a matter of fact, where do you think KENNY got the SKYWALKER from. STAR WARS. I’m gonna need Luke to stop lying