*The beef between filmmakers Spike Lee and Michael Rappaport rages on, thanks to the latest shot fired from the actor during a visit Tuesday to HuffPost Live.
Rapaport called the filmmaker a “sh** stain” who is playing the race card when he discusses gentrification in New York. Then, he went on to disparage Lee’s filmmaking career.
“When’s the last Spike Lee film you saw?” Rapaport asked host Marc Lamont Hill. “Nobody goes to see them shits.”
Rapaport came by to talk about his new film, “My Man Is A Loser,” but spent most of the time addressing Lee, who during a May interview on HuffPost Live called Rapaport “stupid” and said he “doesn’t know what he’s f**king talking about.” Lee also discounted Rapaport’s talents as a director, to which Rapaport fired back Tuesday, “I’m going to see him sooner or later… I wanna see you say ‘you’re stupid and your movie sucks’ right to my face.”
Lee’s words came in response to Rapaport saying a month earlier that Spike Lee had no business talking about Brooklyn’s gentrification since Lee lives on the Upper East Side.
The sparring between the two New York natives began after Rapaport criticized the now-famous gentrification rant Lee delivered in February.