Black Twitter Massacres Spike Lee During #AskSpike Q&A

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01:  Director Spike Lee  attends the "CHI-RAQ" New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on December 1, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

Black Twitter Massacres Spike Lee During #AskSpike Q&A

Things got very ugly for the Chi-Raq director.

Published December 3, 2015

Spike Lee has been everywhere lately doing press for his upcoming film Chi-Raq, and on Wednesday he thought it would be a good idea to partner with The Root for an #AskSpike Twitter session. 

Wrong move, boss.

As soon as Black Twitter caught wind of the session, all shade broke loose. Spike got the drag-ation of his life by people who don't exactly see eye to eye with his cinematic vision. Chi-Raq, of course, is making a lot of folks angry because of its seeming focus on Black-on-Black crime.

Things got so bad that 10 minutes into the session, Spike's Twitter mysteriously "went down" and the Q&A had to be rescheduled. When he came back a few hours later, though, the dragging picked up right where it left off.

See some of the harshest tweets below:

Clearly, Spike don't like many of the questions. Watch our tense interview with the director on everything from Black Lives Matter to Quentin Tarantino, below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

(Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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