In Spring Breakers, James Franco plays a character named "Alien."
Franco said the character was inspired by a rapper named Dangeruss, who he's posing with here.
Franco told GQ:
"I would say the biggest influence on the role was this local Florida rapper named [sic] Dangerous. He's fairly unknown, but he was down there in the place, living the life, and he became the biggest model for me and he's in the movie."
Dangeruss appears briefly in the movie, onstage with Alien during one of the party scenes.
Franco even shot and directed this video for Dangeruss' song "Hangin' With Da Dopeboys."
But his greatest song is definitely "My Fork."
Dangeruss is big on rapping about kitchen utensils. This one's called "Pots N Pans."
By the way, Dangeruss hasn't seen "Spring Breakers" yet, but he heard it was "bad." (Ed note: beg to differ.)
He's looking for a publicist and manager.
There was a lot of speculation that Alien was actually based on another rapper, Riff Raff.
Apparently this made Riff Raff upset!
According to MTV, he sent out an email to friends and media complaining that Franco ripped off his image and didn't give him credit:
"The storyline ain't mine but no one on Earth can deny that James Franco's image and appearance characteristics are Riff Raff all day. Even the Florida rapper [Dangeruss] says that Franco isn't dressed like him in the movie. All I want is credit for his image and I'm confused why a superstar actor with millions of dollars would steal and deny credit from a new upcoming rapper like myself who hasn't even dropped an album yet. What a fuckin' asshole — I would never do any bullshit like that if I was in his position."