According to a story in today's New York Daily News, former drug kingpin, Leroy "Nicky" Barnes said it was he
, not Frank Lucas who was the real
American Gangster. Barnes says that many of the situations portrayed in the film were made up or simply never happened. "Have you listened to Frank talk? Frank is functionally illiterate. I've read all of Shakespeare. I can quote his sonnets. I read Dickens, Melville, Emily Dickinson. I won a poetry contest against inmates from the entire prison system.""I did things Frank is incapable of. They took attributes of me and gave them to Frank. He was an empty vessel."
HATE, HATE, HATE!
Damn, that's harsh! Sounds like the battle of two snitchs trying to see which ones switch
is the biggest!
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With a film of his own coming, is Nicky just pouring haterade all over Lucas, jealous at the success of his film or does he have a point?