Q-Tip responds to Michael Rapaport’s comments; tensions rise


The ongoing war of words between Q-Tip and actor/director Michael Rapaport over the upcoming documentary, Rhymes and Fights: The History of A Tribe Called Quest, takes a step further as Q-Tip responds to Rapaport’s recent comments to the media.

On Monday we reported that Michael Rapaport, up until last week had stayed quiet with regards to Q-Tip’s frustrations with some of the content in the documentary. In a recent interview with MTV Michael Rapaport, who is directing the documentary, stated…

“I think the reason he did his little Twitter thing was because when he realized that the movie was coming to completion and going to get seen by people…my intention wasn’t to ever make them feel uncomfortable but my intention was never to make a fluff piece so we kind of hit a bump in the road.

“And we promoted [the film together]. Q-Tip and me were on the radio talking about ‘This is going to be the real story of A Tribe Called Quest.’ When I say ‘the real story’ that doesn’t mean that there’s going to be crazy sh—. I didn’t unveil any secrets.”

In response to these comments among others to MTV, Q-Tip took to his Twitter account to voice his dissatisfaction with the documentary and its director, stating: “the director of the film cannot speak to what is in my head abt the documentary… nor can this director EVER say the i dont speak for the group. when i say i do then belive [sic] me i do tribe is no different than any other collective. we experience bumps bruises and disagreements then and we still do.”

Rhymes and Fights: The History of A Tribe Called Quest is slated to be shown at The Sundance Film Festival this month, held in Park City, Utah.

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