NEW YORK (PIX11) — Spike Lee went on a tirade during a Black History month speech at Pratt Institute.
During the speech, an audience member suggested there were benefits to gentrification.
The popular director then flipped, yelling into the microphone about how it changed his home borough of Brooklyn.
Lee added it wasn’t until whites moved in that city schools, policing and garbage pick-up improved.
“Have you seen Fort Greene Park in the morning? It’s like the m—–f—–g Westminster dog show,” Lee shouted.
Lee also complained of neighborhoods’ names being changed by real estate agents and “hipsters,” like parts of Bushwick becoming “East Williamsburg” and the South Bronx being called “SoBro.”