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Q-Tip Slams A Tribe Called Quest Documentary

Rapper says producer Michael Rapaport didn't 'honor' some of the group's requests

December 2, 2010 5:00 PM ET

Not long after a trailer of Michael Rapaport's A Tribe Called Quest documentary, Beats, Rhymes & Life leaked onto the Internet, the group's Q-Tip has spoken out against the film.

"I am not in support of the a tribe called quest documentary," Q-Tip tweeted Thursday. "The filmmaker should respect the band to the point of honoring the few requests that's was made abt the piece. The filmmaker shld respect the band enough to honor our request regarding the film."

While the nature of those requests was unclear at press time, the trailer shows Tip and Phife Dawg getting into a heated argument in front of the cameras; it also shows what is presumably a joking alternate title for the film, Beats, Rhymes & Fights. But overall it's a reverent and celebratory look at the group's two-decade-long career. The film is scheduled to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month.

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