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Compton Mayor Disappointed NWA Movie Has Not Led To Increased Tourism

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Who wouldn’t want to get shot in Compton?

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Credit: Universal Pictures/Photofest

Straight Outta Compton has made over $130 million at the box office, and the Compton Mayor wanted to capitalize and wet his beak with some of those millions. “I bought 500 ‘I Love Compton’ T shirts, and have not sold one. I don’t get how a movie about our town can make millions, but not sell one damn shirt,” the Mayor said. The slow sales are largely due to the fact that, because of local gang territories, there’s not a lot of tourist foot traffic. Most people who walk the streets are locals.

Other tourism ideas included booze cruises and a duckboat tour, but the Mayor stated the fact that there was no river or lake nearby hindered those ideas. The Mayor also said that he was hoping Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and the other members of the group would want to come back and do a reunion of sorts to show off the landmarks in the movie. “Every time we’ve contacted Dre, Cube, Snoop, their representatives tell us ‘no way, that place is way too dangerous.’ So I guess we have to prove to everyone that we have a safe city,” he said before being shot.

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