Spike Lee has recently received much flack from both the public and media alike for his decision to dun his latest film through crowdfunding tool, Kickstarter. Because of this, he has been making appearances in various media to stand his ground on the project, and basically educate folks on what crowdfunding is. He stopped by Power 105.1 FM’s ‘The Breakfast Club’ morning show today, August 12th, to chat about the film and more.
On why he feels Kickstarter is important for people of color:
People of color have a much harder time securing small business loans from the bank. That’s a fact. And this is another avenue for us as young entrepreneurs. We’re bypassing the banks, the record companies, and we’re appealing directly to our people.
On his confidence in making his new film:
We’re going to get to the promised land and beyond. We’re making this bad boy.
On gentrification in New York City:
But when you moved into a neighborhood, you JUST moved in, people got culture.
Press play up top to watch the full interview. Will you be pledging the latest Spike Lee joint?