Q-Tip Renounces A Tribe Called Quest Doc

It was all good just a week ago. Q-Tip took to his Twitter account yesterday (December 2) to announce that he no longer co-signs Michael Rapaport’s documentary on his group A Tribe Called Quest.

“I am not in support of the a tribe called quest documentary,” he wrote on Thursday afternoon. “The filmmaker should respect the band to the point of honoring the few requests that was made ab[ou]t the piece. The filmmaker sh[ou]ld respect the band enough to honor our request regarding the film.”

When asked to comment further on his problems with the movie, titled Beats, Rhymes & Life, a rep for Q-Tip said the Queens native did not want to speak at this time.

Conspicuously a trailer for the project showing Tip arguing with Phife Dog made it’s way onto YouTube earlier this week, only to be quickly removed.

The flick, which has been in the making for years, will be making its premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival this January. —Elan Mancini

  • http://twitter.com/jerzhiphophead jerzhiphophead

    I wonder what it is that Q-Tip and Rapaport don’t agree on. I’m assuming it’s some of the not-so-glamorous moments of their careers that the fans don’t know about. If that’s what it is, then Tip should just chill. After all their ups and downs, ATCQ has become a legendary crew with infinite respect in the hip hop world. No point in trying to sugar coat shit. Then again, Rapaport could just be making shit up to make a good film that Tip doesn’t agree with. *very slow Kanye shrug*

    • MsM

      Agreed :D

  • Worley

    Q-Tip stop acting like a b!tch. That’s not how they get down in front of No Name. You know what I’m talking about.

  • http://sickltdtwitter adrian smith

    atcq are legends in the rap game 2 many classics album hall of fame one day

  • http://www.getoffmynutts.com Official Fully

    Michael Rapport, that dude named one of his kids after tribe, a song or a member I think.

  • http://madmonq.wordpress.com madmonq

    Free publicity is free. If its free publicity touts them as legends even better. If they’re letting minor talents like Kanye become multimillionaires by biting their moves, ATCQ is destined to become a beloved but minor footnote in entertainment history