QD3 Previews Lil Wayne Doc in NYC [Video]

QD3 Entertainment held a private screening of the Lil Wayne documentary, The Carter, in New York last night (November 12).

The film follows Weezy on a day-to-day basis, starting seven months before Tha Carter III dropped and ending a few months after.

The movie, which received rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, takes an unflinching look at Wayne’s multi-faceted personality from his manic, oftentimes outrageous, mad scientist-like behavior to his more docile, insightful yet witty moments. With the biggest focus being on the New Orleans rapper’s paradoxical ability to record so heavily in spite of his alleged codeine addiction. There are more scenes of him intermittently mixing Sizzurp and setting up his mobile recording studio (on the tour bus, in the hotel, etc.) than anything else, which is perhaps the reason Lil Wayne doesn’t want this film released.

According to executive producer Quincy “QD3” Jones III, shortly after viewing the film, Lil Wayne, who laughed at his antics on the big screen and seemed to enjoy the project, later pulled his support from the film.

“We played the movie for him a month before Sundance and he was singing along, laughing at the movie,” QD3 said during a question and answer session at the end of the last night’s screening. “[He] loved it from what we hear [he] plays it on the bus a lot for his friends and stuff. Just a few days before Sundance his team called us and was like, ‘You have to pull the whole film…’ We had some conversations recently about trying to figure things out but still to this day we don’t know specifically what the issue is.” [Watch below]

In the past, Wayne has been very vocal in his disagreement with friends and family members who want him to get help. That’s an issue the film highlights.

“That’s why I don’t ride on the bus,” says longtime friend and manager Cortez Bryant in a cry-for-help scene that highlights a possible internal rift in the Wayne camp. “It hurts me to see him in that state. He knows it’s a sickness and deep down I don’t think he wants it to be that.”

The film will be released on DVD next week on November 17.

For more information, visit www.thecarterdoc.com. -Brooklyne Gipson

  • Deadly MIME

    well, well, well a doc about his love for robitussin. whats next Lil Boosie doc called Super DumbAzz?

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    If Wayne was entertained by his on-screen antics, that’s because he was loaded when he saw it.

    Showing an addict their behavior(s) is like showing a vampire a mirror.

  • SerpSippinMaggot

    isnt this familiar, an addict who doesnt want to be portrayed as an addict, who quite obsiously is…an addict. It all makes sense now, around the time he started guzzleing syrup like hes ms buttersworth, his lyrical ability declined rapidly…stick to the dro weezy, kick the cough syrup, and cross your fingers your ability to rap will snap back.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    i wanted to see that documentary. but damn, more scenes of him mixing sizzurp than ANYTHING else wouldn’t be too entertaining. Cortez is the nigga Wayne need to keep by his side, he the REAL friend. obviously, he care about his homey well being. they keep bumping heads, though.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      SOUTHSIDE A!

      Co-sign. & peep how that dynamic works, “that’s why I don’t ride the bus.”. Now the snakes have easier access to him & Wayne’s not even seeing it.

      I bet that Cortez dude told him to fall back on all the baby making, too.

      Niggas are lucky if they get one true cat like that in life.

      • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

        Co Sign to the fullest. Friends like that you should keep around for life

      • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

        “Niggas are lucky if they get one true cat like that in life.”
        ^^EXACTLY. so true.

  • richryne

    i would love to watch lil wayne drink syrup as i smoke my weed and drink sum beer. that vampire shit grands said was like dr drew loveline shit. deep man deep

  • cristina

    I wanted to see more

  • abdulnasir

    “Showing an addict their behavior(s) is like showing a vampire a mirror.”

    On the real!