Video: Frank Lucas Interview with Miss Jones

He talks about some of the inaccuracies in the film and how he used to hang out with Puff’s pops.


Anybody see the BET American Gangster and History Channel Gangland specials on this guy and Nicky Barnes? I have the BET episode DVR’d, but I haven’t watched it yet. I caught the History Channel joint the other night, and it seemed to me like they really rushed it just to capitalize off the movie. It really wasn’t even comparable to previous BET American Gangster episodes that I’ve seen, and I completely expected it to be the other way around.


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26 Responses to “Video: Frank Lucas Interview with Miss Jones”

  1. Charlie Says:

    1111111

  2. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    Felix Mitchell’s American Gangster was one of the best ones I’ve seen on BET

  3. D. Billz Says:

    He talks about some of the inaccuracies in the film and how he used to hang out with Puff’s pops.

    ^He musta been around Loon’s pops too. I’m still wondering if they’re gonna have Loon’s moms in that Nicky Barnes joint. Supposedly, that was Barnes right-hand chick.

  4. D. Billz Says:

    Being biased, I’d say the Little Melvin joint was the best thus far.

  5. Babydoll Says:

    Anybody seen the comments that Bumpy Johnson’s wife had for Frank Lucas? Not sure if they’re real but they are damn sure funny:

    Bumpy Johnson’s wife says Frank Lucas is full of shit. 93-year-old Mayme Johnson, widow of the infamous Harlem gangster Elsworth “Bumpy” Johnson and the man Lucas says was his mentor and who taught him everything he knows, is pissed about what she deems graphic inaccuracies about her husband and Lucas’ relationship. “Frank wasn’t nothing but a flunky, and one that Bumpy never did really trust. Bumpy would let Frank drive him around, but you’d better believe that he was never in any important meetings or anything. Bumpy figured Frank as a liar, and he would say you can trust a thief quicker than a liar, because a thief steals because he needs money, while a liar lies for the hell of it.” Miss Mayme is particularly upset about Lucas’ claim that Bumpy died in his arms. Lucas, she says, was nowhere around the night that Bumpy died from a heart attack while dining at the famous Wells Restaurant on Seventh Avenue in Harlem. She says Lucas probably thought he could get away with the lie because he figured everyone who was around Bumpy at the time is now dead. “Junie Byrd’s gone, Nat Pettigrew’s gone, Sonny Chance is gone, and Finley Hoskin’s gone. Frank would never have said any garbage like that if one of them were alive because he’d know they’d come after him…I bet he thought I was gone, too, but I’m not. I’m 93, and I don’t have Alzheimer’s or dementia, and I’m not senile. Frank Lucas is a damn liar and I want the world to know it.”

  6. Tijuana Felix Says:

    how you doin babydoll

    im making a playlist for my friends party tomorrow night and i hate when i hear the same songs repeated at parties what are some essentials that are guaranteed to make the girls crazed and naked

  7. Babydoll Says:

    I’m good TF…how are you?

  8. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    Being biased, I’d say the Little Melvin joint was the best thus far.
    ^^^^
    yeah

    I liked the one on Freeway Rick and on Tookie just because of how close to home those stories were(nh)

  9. Phuque Says:

    @ Babydoll – where are those comments from?

  10. Babydoll Says:

    Phuque Says:

    November 8th, 2007 at 4:42 pm
    @ Babydoll – where are those comments from?

    ^ a gossip blog…not sure how reliable, but again they were funny

  11. e-dubbs Says:

    id still hit miss jones

  12. icon(trillbert arenas) Says:

    e-dubbs Says:

    November 8th, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    id still hit miss jones

    ***Ugkkk…not after those stories about how they had to keep her studio doors open to ventilate the smell…she coulda got it back when she was singing hooks, though….

  13. icon(trillbert arenas) Says:

    Bumpy Johnson= worst name ever…

    No wonder AG reminded me of Hoodlum, though (based on the AG trailer)- I didn’t know there was a real connection

  14. Big Homie Says:

    Babydoll, yea I read that off RhymesofSnitch or some blog like that. they dont like to link the actual stuff so who knows if it is valid. Either or it was funny…lmao

    I am sure it it true though.

  15. p Says:

    peep the footage of frank lucas and nicky barnes on blocksavvy.com

  16. Babydoll Says:

    e-dubbs Says:

    November 8th, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    id still hit miss jones

    ^why? That is one bitter bitch

  17. Jamz Says:

    It’s funny because I read an interview where Denzel said that Frank was on the set during the making of the movie to give pointers and help with keeping things accurate.

  18. eskay Says:

    damn, Bumpy’s wife went in, lol

  19. eskay Says:

    yo, not for nothing Billz, but that nigga Melvin had to be lying. this nigga was talking bout niggas was rolling dice for 200-300k back in the ’50’s? he needs more people.

  20. IceCold Says:

    Cocaine Cowboy best Documentary period! It’s wild how are these Drug King Pins are getting so much shine now a days…I remember when the Magazine (forgot the name) used to profile all the major drug kingpins from back in the day…It’s soo mainstream now! Just Crazy…

  21. Mr.Londoner Says:

    ahh i slept on this video..

    now it’s gone..
    :(

  22. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    def interesting…

    miss jones is a dumb broad, loud trying to act hard, she’s full of it. babydoll beat that girl’s ass.

  23. Belize Says:

    Anybody see the BET American Gangster and History Channel Gangland specials on this guy and Nicky Barnes?

    ^

    Yup. Puffy is the only dude nicky co-signed

  24. Doc Bridges Says:

    that was a good interview. i heard it this morning when they played it again.

  25. t.r.b Says:

    i watched the BET am after i’d seen the film….i have to say BET does real well when they show these gangster stories. the movie was alright, but it pissed me off with the dialogue a little bit, and it wa sslightly one-sided, like they wanted frank to lose. i would’ve like to have seen fuqua at the helm but whatev. on BET they had the real folk, and although you could see that the actors were definitely on point…they didn’t try to force feed a reaction on you. no picking sides. they allow you your own opinion with just the facts straight from the players mouth’s…the real frank is nuts!!!

  26. satin doll Says:

    Hey All . . .

    The information about Bumpy’s 93-year-old widow, Mayme Johnson, and her feelings about Frank Lucas come from the Harlem Godfather website at http://www.harlemgodfather.com

    Mayme is collaborating with a writer to pen the first biography on her husband, Bumpy Johnson. She really has some choice words about Frank, though, who she says was Bumpy’s flunky. Information about the book can also be found at the Harlem Godfather website.

    Mayme was also profiled in the Philadelphia Daily News on Monday, Nov. 5th.

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