For the record, I say HATE.
Whatever you wanna call it, this man has no reason to lash out at Chris Rock like Pootie Tang wasn’t the shiz-NIT.
Love that movie!
Anyway, here is what Epps said on the Tom Joyner morning show via journalist Tonya Pendleton:
“I haven’t seen it. I don’t know why they called it ‘Top Five” there wasn’t one good comedian in the whole movie. I don’t know why they keep giving Chris Rock opportunities. He’s a great standup and a good Meerkat. When do these white people – they’re blind. They keep giving the wrong dude opportunities.”
He also said his new movie about Richard Pryor is going to be as big as “Selma.” Random. Why not…big as “Star Wars.” LOL! Don’t limit yourself, big homey.
“I start shooting in March. We’re going to be shooting in L.A. and New York. I’m really, really nervous, but it’s a good nervous. I gotta represent the King. It left me, but it came back. I think I was born to play the brother. Our lives have paralleled in so many ways. I think when you’re a real artist, a great artist, most of them had a problem at some point in their lives. I fight demons all the time. I just think alcohol and drug addiction are hereditary sometimes. We can’t fight it.
“The Richard Pryor will be just as big as Selma or any of the other black history movies. Richard Pryor had almost as strong an effect as Martin Luther King on Black people. He was talking about race. He was talking about cops jumping on Black people back in the day.”