Q-Tip says he is 'not in support' of Michael Rapaport's Tribe Called Quest documentary
Image Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images; Donna Ward/PR PhotosOne day after actor Michael Rapaport’s long-in-the-works documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life, about the influential 1990s hip-hop band A Tribe Called Quest, officially joined the U.S. documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, band member Q-Tip (pictured, left) took to Twitter to announce he is “not in support” of the film. According to the documentary’s website, the film centers around the group’s reunion, and subsequent discord, during the 2008 Rock the Bells tour; at a performance in San Francisco, Q-Tip tells Rapaport that “this could be the last show.” Judging from a trailer for the film available on YouTube (embedded below, though with some audio sync issues), the film focuses especially on the conflict between Q-Tip and member Phife Dawg (pictured, center), as well as Phife’s struggles with diabetes. On Twitter, Q-Tip suggests that Rapaport did not honor unspecified requests the band had made about the film. When reached by EW, reps for Rapaport had no comment.