Q-Tip is not feeling an upcoming documentary about A Tribe Called Quest.
The “Vivrant Thing” rapper rebuked Beats, Rhythm & Life, directed by Michael Rappaport. While Q had originally given Michael access to tons of footage during production, the former Tribe member isn’t so hot about the finished product.
“I am not in support of the a tribe called quest documentary,” Q tweeted. “The filmmaker should respect the band to the point of honoring the few requests that’s was made abt the piece.”
He added, “Filmmaker shld respect the band enough to honor our request regarding the film.”
Whether Beats, Rhythm & Life has Q-Tip’s full approval, though, the documentary will premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
— Sonya Eskridge