Prisoner Tyler Perry Jamie Foxx Skank Robbers
Prisoner Tyler Perry Jamie Foxx Skank Robbers _ When you saw the "Skank Robbers" skit during the 2009 BET Awards featuring Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence as "Wanda" and "Sheneneh," we're sure you asked yourself "who thought of this crap?"
Well, an Oklahoma prisoner named Shamont Lyle Sapp says it's his crap and he wants proper credit for it.
Sapp is filing a lawsuit against Foxx and Tyler Perry, after he claims that the two of them stole his idea to unite Wanda, Sheneneh and Madea for one film. He says that he pitched it to Foxx and Perry, but that his original idea took place at a mental institution. We're assuming that Sapp wouldn't come up with a movie about robbing banks, seeing as how he is serving time for...robbing banks.
Sapp is also suing Fox Broadcasting and producer David Zuckerman for a total of $4 million in damages.
It's doubtful that Sapp's case will hold any water as the actual "Skank Robbers" sketch came out a full month before he claims to have pitched the idea to Perry. And just how and why would Foxx and Perry be in contact with a random convict?
Sounds like he's going to have to revisit the prison library and read those law books a little better.
“A male white mental patient takes Madea hostage … He deals with phone calls from the negotiators, as Madea actually pleads for her life in a very sad tear-jerking way … Her pleas are to be very sad. No jokes at all.”