Michael Rapaport ‘Completely Done’ Appeasing Q-Tip After Rapper Disses Documentary
Ok so maybe Michael Rapaport should get the nod from the entire group before he decides to put their lives on the screen but Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest has been a hit so far despite Q-Tip’s opposition to the film.
The director is fed up with trying to make nice with the group’s lead man. “I’m not reaching out to him anymore about this,” Rapaport says.
Tip wanted some scenes deleted and hinted that the film should be going straight to DVD.
“Spike Lee would have told A Tribe Called Quest to kiss his f-ing A$$ and take a f-ing walk,” said Michael. “I appeased them, worked with them, tried to hear their point of view on things.”
Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White have gotten behind the film and appeared together at the L.A. Film Festival, where the picture won the Audience Award for Best Documentary.
Q-Tip may come around but apparently he’s pissed off Rapaport who feels slighted since the documentary was coming from a “good place.”
“You’re not Jay-Z, you’re not Kanye West,” Rapaport says.