BET’s American Gangster: The Real Frank Lucas Posted 11/06/2007 by videoblogger & filed under Editorials, Videos. Related Content Latest Chatter The music & video upload function is very help... Daniellei@beat maker | Read More Was looking for an email or something to submit a ... Norm Bates | Read More 24 Responses to “BET’s American Gangster: The Real Frank Lucas” greg 11-7-2007 fuck frank lucas. i hate how black people are proud of what he did he is a scum sucking homo who was never on any level of the mob. Reply tred 2-2-2010 What is so funny is that white people hate to see a black man with money. Oh my god he sold drugs, you kidnapped people enslaved them. raped women, killed kids, and a host of other shit that I have the privelge of hearing about every year in history class. All because of the color of the people’s skin and your are taking about a man selling drugs when white people steal people’s whole savings and bankrupt companies where workings had stock WOW and we as AFRCIAN AMERICANS ARE SUPPOSE TO BE DISGUSTED BY A BLACK MAN SELLING DRUGS ARE U KIDDING ME Reply ToCa13 11-8-2007 Every American can appreciate or enjoy a well made gangster flick, ‘American Gangster’ can be included in that catagory. Reply Rasheda 11-9-2007 Greg -don’t hate cus the man had more money than you’ll ever see in your life time. Frank was just brave enough to do it and ran things. Reply jen 11-10-2007 greg let me begin by telling i am not black and i think you are white scum. you are the reason why fags like you make us whites look bad. i am almost 100 % sure if you were as smart and brave like frank you would have been doing the same thing. frank is the man the man that sold that shit that real shit u wish to use. you know damn well your a fag thats sucking mad dick to get your drugs because your broke ass cannot afford it… ( hahaha that’s so sad ) .. take your broke as to your mans house fag, Reply Dwan Roby 11-10-2007 During those times there wasn’t a whole lot of oppurtunity for minorities. Frank Lucas did what he had to do to survive. It’s was hurting his community but at the same time the economy was hurting the community even worse than what it is doing now. So who’s setting the wrong example. There’s only one life to live. Fulfilling one’s self prophecy is critical and he had to do what we have do. For the people he served those are choices they made if he was apart of it or not they probably would have done it anyway. __________ In a few years I’ll be in a campaign race and I need some supporters from all over so email me @ [email protected] Dwan Roby Little Rock, Arkansas Reply Jackie 5-19-2010 he didnt do it for survival or else he wouldve stopped. he did it because he was vicious and greedy. he clearly said he didnt want to work cleaning toilets. he wanted cars and money. the movie only beautifies why he did it. Even though he changed into a good man i still think he is discusting. He killed many people and brought society down in order for him to have power. Very selfish. Reply unknown fe 11-13-2007 man dude need to quit hattin cus da man hade playa game and money Reply me 11-20-2007 fuck you greg ol racist as bitch Reply Angel 11-26-2007 Hi Greg, You were obviously molested by our dad, I’m sorry you had to go through this, Oh and your mother is dating a 6’2 ex-con by the name of Malik Brown. Reply Louie 11-27-2007 I have to agree with Greg, not with those words, however. I really hate that program and the negativity that it carries. Frank was the best at what he did I’m sure, but he helped to ruin his own community and a whole city. I can’t see anything cool or respectful about that. Some of you need to think again… Reply american indian 12-2-2007 first off, let me see that i enjoyed american gangster just as much as the next person. denzel is one of our generation’s greatest talents and he presented frank as a man of complexities. now, to refer to some of the comments before: as a minority, i’m disguted by frank lucas, his lifestyle, his tainted legacy, and his lack of morals and integrity. millions have done what they had to do to survive, across the span of human civilization, and they did it honorably, even if it was hard. frank lucas took the easy, selfish, ruthless route b/c he was spineless and undignified. he hurt his own ‘people’ and the harlem community. langston hughes would roll over in his grave to know that lucas infested his ‘beloved harlem’ with his filth. and to ship drugs in the coffins of those poor helpless boys sacrificed for a war (and don’t forget, young black men had the HIGHEST rate of service and deaths – there were more black men over there than any other race) totally blows my mind. and to top it all off, interviews and documentaries about him confirm he’s still as cocky and unapologetic as ever. it makes my blood boil! what he did is indefensible and it sickens me to think that some of you posters support and glorify his actions, with weak arguments like “times was hard” and “people would have done it anyway” like it makes it okay = that is a cop-out and if our entire country resorted to that thinking it would be the end of civilization, b/c we would have all nuked each other by now. Reply orlando 12-8-2007 man i’m a recovering addic,what he was was just another drug dEALER WHO RUIN ALOT OF OTHER PEOPLES LIVES I KNOW ITS AN ADDICTION AND I’M RESPODSIBLE FOR MY OWN ACTION BUT SO IS HE AND THE FACT IS HE BROKE THE LAW AND GOT RICH DOING IT AND IN THE PROCESS RUIN LIVES OF MOTHERS FATHERS AND CHILDREN IN THE ALLREADY SUFFERING PROJECTS.AND THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THIS HE IS STILL MAKING MONEY WITH THIS MOVIE AND ITS ACTORS. BEING IN THE ADDICTION MYSELF FOR SUCH A LONG TIME ITS HARD TO SEE PEOPLE GLORIFY A PERSON WHO IS WORSE THAN A JUNKIE BECAUSE THE JUNKIE HAS A PROBLEM WHILE THE DRUG DEALER TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THAT PROBLEM TRY TO SLING DOPE LIKE THAT NOW AND BET THE YOUNG WOULD HAVE SOMTHING TO SAY ABOUT THAT .WHAT WAS STARTED BY HIM THEN CAN BE TRACED BACK TO ALOT OF BULLSHIT THAT HAPPENS IN THIS COUNTRY NOW. i TOO TOUGHT THAT BEING A DRUG DEALER WOULD BE MANLY MACHO BUT IN MY CLEAN TIME THE TRUE MAN GETS UP GOES TO WORK WORKS HARD PAYS BILLS SUPPORTS HIS FAMILY AND HELPS ANOTHER SUFFERING ADDIC FROM THE GRIP OF PEOPLE LIKE HIM. aND i MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THE IGNORANCE OF PEOPLE WHO DO GLORFY PEOPLE LIKE THIS HAVENT LIVED IN THE HELL ON EARTH THAT COMES FROM THE ADDICTION SO YEAH YOU CAN TAKE YOUR BIG GANGSTER AND ALL THE REAL NOT MOVIE BUT THE REAL DEAL BULLSHIT THAT GOES WITH SLINGING DOPE KILLING PEOPLES LIVES BOTH BODY AND SPIRT SEE THE LIVES OF BLAMELESS CHILDREN AND PARENTS WIVES HUSBANDS AND UNDERSTAND HE IS JUST PLAIN EVIL. TO FRANK LUCAS HAVE SOME COURAGE BE A REAL MAN AND DO THE NEXT RIGHT THING AND HELP THE DRUGADDICS YOU HAVE DESTROYED Reply Shanade 12-10-2007 The film American Gangster is brilliant. I really enjoyed it. Frank Lucas was a very smart man. Although he had a rough chiildhood it doesn’ excuse selling drugs. He is a very brave man for telling his story and it should be noted that his story is telling wanna be and protential gangsters they ent clever! Frank is paying for what he did today killing so many. His story should be recognised and noted to anyon who wants to become him. Could you live wiv being a killer? Reply busy 12-21-2007 yea its an aite flick, that greg doods a straight clown orlando talkin trash too. drugs gon be here regardless a junkie aint no diff then some cat tryin to put clothes on his back gotta understand its survival dog once u hit bottom u gonna take anyway out to get out that shit. back in them days u dont got a whole lot to get by wit. either some million dollar man or someone wit a oz u should say the same shit to all of em not jus the dood thas ballin. he was determined to get out that shit i dunno bout your prob but im sayin u must notta been that determined if stooped that low to use the shit. also yo if there aint fiends doods like frank aint gon survive so whos problem is it. Reply werdz 12-29-2007 U mutha fuckaz act like if he didn’t sell drugz in harlem like tha way he did it wouldnt have been so fuckd up back then some other fuck would have done the same thang if he wasent there. itz history baby! Reply american indian 1-1-2008 okay werdz, that’s a brilliant and insightful comment there. however, one less criminal/druglord/felon/etc.etc.etc. on the streets is a better idea, don’t you think? your thinking is corroded and dangerous, not to mention ignorant. why don’t you read post #11 by orlando? Reply Ms. Bee 1-2-2008 In response to Greg, not all black people are proud of what frank lucas has done. Although Frank Lucas broke the law, I think that everyone can admit that he was a very smart buisnessman. Had he been able to get his education, he may have been the Russell Simmons of his time. How many of us can say that we took a business and grossed 1 million dollars a day. Also, I feel that he did what he had to do to survive. This is not exactly an excuse but it is no different from what many people do everyday to get ahead in their careers. I agree that he helped to ruin many peoples lives but he was not alone. He did not force anyone to take the drugs. He simply supplied them and for that he was punished. Taking the drug was totally up to the individuals themselves. I feel that the only real victims are the children of the junkies. Plus, so many of you are quick to say what the man should or shouldnt have done but what would you have done in his situation? Tell me how to support a family of eight other children, a mother, and an array of cousins with no education. You cannot read or write. You are not even a legal adult and you are African American. You are already defeated. Many black men have trouble getting a job today, let alone, back then. Many of you have forgotten that back in those times, blacks were still seen as the “other” type of people. Think about it, segregation in the U.S. did not happen until 1963. In those times, Lucas did not have a chance without using the drug market to his advantage. His choices were to have a legal job, and not be able to support his family. Or, have an illegal job and keep his family affloat. Which would you choose? Reply being real 3-10-2008 if this fuckin killer was so smart howcome he is a broke ass motherfucker who couldnt learn to read this fucking killer could have impressed me if he had the money he made hustling but he aint got shit dumb bitch Reply Ray Ray 10-6-2008 Frank is the shit I really wished he didnt get caught cause he was fucking awesome he brave and didnt fear anyone he is the true ruler. Reply Ray Ray 10-6-2008 Hail Frank Lucas!!!!!!! Fuck yea Reply DMONEYGME 12-22-2008 MANN FRANK WAS THE GUY I FEELED THAT HE WAS LIVING A POOR LIFE N HE DID SOMETHIN TO CHANGE THAT. OW I FEEL THAT YOU CANT BE MAD AT TAT FACT THAT HE WAS SELLING DRUGS MAINLY BECAUSE HE DID IT TO PROVIDE FOR H ETIRE FAMILY KNW YOUR SAINGGO GET A JOB BUT IN THE 60S A JOB WASNT GOING T2 PROVIDE 4 A 9 PERSON FAMILY SO I HAVE TOTAL RESPECT 4 MR.LUCAS N EVERYTHING HE DID!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply carlos 1-20-2012 Frank Lucas was a evil traitor to his race hat caused the death of thousands of people, how can anyone call him smart unless we consider evil to be smart its incredible how media can mae pure evil loo good maybe hitler should have survived and destroyed anyone not following his way is the way people thin, it seems we don’t learn or forgot about the past. Reply proxies for scrapebox 2-8-2012 When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails using the exact same comment. Is there any way you may eliminate me from that service? Thanks! Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website Human Verification: In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.