The Real Frank Lucas Speaks With MTV

Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas aka Super Fly sat down with MTV and discuss a couple of things with them. He spoke about a possible sequel to American Gangster, his life, Nicky Barnes, and his friendship with Melvin Coombs. Now, I know you are asking who Melvin Coombs is and I say good question, right! If the last name looks familiar, you are on point he is the father of Diddy Run the City.

Nah. You saw what it was [in "American Gangster"]. That’s spoken. That was the way it was. Nicky was a flamboyant guy, who was kind of live. Me and him were friends; I guess we’re still friends. He would jump out of cars and beat up junkies and all kinds of foolishness. I didn’t like that. I tried to stay out of the limelight. Listen, if you go out there in the streets — a 5-year-old kid would know — if you’re flamboyant, you’re not gonna last but a minute. If you don’t do flamboyant and stay out the limelight, you might last an hour or a day. I’m just using an example, you know?

Read the interview here

6 Responses to “The Real Frank Lucas Speaks With MTV”

  1. S. Mathis Says:
    November 9th, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    This old man helped KILL more people then anyone can ever get an accurate count of. Yet, he gets to walk around acting like some sort of legend in the black community. A true ‘nigger please’ moment in time.

  2. NativeAmericanIndianX Says:
    November 9th, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    hey in response to s.mathis’ comment everyone’s path is different and there’s inevitably consequences for your actions so why not speak on this mans out of the ordinary life.People have made money in many kinds of ways but being able to accumulate the amount that Frank Lucas did is noteworthy if nothing else…and on another note i think frank lucas is secretly Jay-Z’s dad, there’s a striking resemblence there you gotta admit??

  3. Reason Says:
    November 9th, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    In response to both of the previous comments I’d just like to say that yeah he did contribute to the desecration of the black community in Harlem. Then again the government has cost more black people strife with the RICO laws than any other factor, other than high blood pressure. On that whole Frank Lucas being J’s pops & all, that would be awesome but Harlem can never supercede Brooklyn. As cool as it sounds it just can’t happen. Maybe J’s pops is really Marty Markowitz!!!!!!????? Again, remember I told you first.

  4. S.Mathis Says:
    November 9th, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Why do we always take the CRIMINAL side of things. Yes, the RICO laws are way too harsh in many cases. Yes, Frank Lucas lived a interesting life (hence the movie). But do we always have to try and identify with the criminal? Can we stop acting like their arent thousands of black people who somehow managed to get through their lives by working a normal job, where they took care of their kids, remained felony free, bought themselves a home, and sent their kids to school. Nobody HAD TO SELL DRUGS. Thats bullshit that rappers & trappers try and sell to justify their reporting (GLORIFICATION) of drug stories in the hood. Its been lame for a long time now.

  5. fairness Says:
    March 23rd, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    everyone should stfu nothing you say is going to change anything about what happend with this guy so go on bout ya lifes and leave shit well enough alone. damn…

  6. Mr. Mowse Says:
    April 24th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Frank Lucas may have been responsible for the addiction and death of many of his customers, but he also was responsible for the conviction of over 150 dirty cops from the nypd.

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