James Franco and director Harmony Korine have acknowledged that they viewed some Riff Raff videos in preparation for Spring Breakers, but Franco insists that the primary inspiration for his character was Dangeruss. Acknowledged or not, Riff Raff remains steadfast in his belief that he is the real inspiration for Alien. In fact, he also claims that the role was written for him. (In May, Franco told GQ that this is neither accurate nor possible, as the part was conceived in a treatment Korine wrote specifically for him.)
In any case, Riff Raff has finally seen Spring Breakers—and he has some provocative opinions. “James Franco bought the Riff Raff Halloween costume and he decided to superglue it to his body,” he told Next Movie. “Man, it’s like… people are crazy and then people are shooting and stuff and then I pull up in a car… I mean James Franco pulls up in a car… and then Gucci Mane—not in the movie enough—he pulls up in a tangerine lambo, but it’s supposed to be [indistinct]… and then the movie ends… and I don’t know what else happened cause I’m waiting for part two still.”
Coherent or not, this plot synopsis is not entirely inaccurate. But the film’s plot is of less concern to Riff Raff than the precarious state of his identity. Fearing that James Franco may now be Riff Raff, the rapper believes that serious measures need to be taken. “Nobody knows who the Real Riff raff is right now,” he says. “One way to solve that problem is to have a competition and see who the real Riff Raff… see who could… who’s gonna be starring in Spring Breakers: Part 2. It might be me, it might not be. Right now I don’t even know who I am.”
Adhering to standard rapper feud guidelines, Riff Raff wants this competition to include all the essentials: one-on-one basketball, a freestyle battle, a 100-yard race (no shoes allowed), and a boxing match promoted by Don King at the MGM Grand. The good news? Even if it doesn’t work as a competition, it might be a viable plot for a sequel.