Video: Q-Tip Talks Documentary Beef with MTV News

In this clip, Q-Tip finally breaks down his beef with the (unidentified) producers of Michael Rappaport’s Tribe documentary. He explains to Sway how he was accidentally forwarded an alarming email in which these parties schemed to have the group members removed from the film’s credits. When confronted about the email, the producers tried to run damage control and play it off as if the incident was borne out of frustration:

“Their whole comeback to that was, ‘Oh, he’s just frustrated, everybody’s frustrated,’ ” Tip said. But he countered, “When you’re frustrated you say, ‘Yo, I’mma kick his ass. He’s an a–hole, I can’t stand him, I’mma f— him up. I can’t f— with him again.’ Those are things you say out of frustration. But when you say, ‘First off, let’s close the Billing Block and put it on the poster so they can’t get on that. Then we’ll f— them on everything else,’ that’s strategy.

“That’s premeditated, first. And second, you feel comfortable to say it to the rest of your team. That means that if the environment is conducive for you to have that kind of banter and that kind of language, God knows what else they’ve been saying amongst themselves. So how can we trust them?”

Damn, that’s grimey. I guess rule #4080 applies to the film industry too huh. Tip did go on to say, however, that he still thinks Rappaport did a good job on the doc and believes people should still see it.


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38 Responses to “Video: Q-Tip Talks Documentary Beef with MTV News”

  1. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    dude… you’re whole call & response to me in the comments is a fail.

    you need to stop making yaself look so bad in front of your fans.

    don’t worry, i don’t need them for validity so stop shadowing me like i’m some threat.

    you acting real gay towards a dead man.

    jus…STFU B.

  2. Jersey*made*me Says:

    @eskay

    Keep it funky,would you ever post a commenter’s music if it was ill?

  3. ant Says:

    Keep it funky,would you ever post a commenter’s music if it was ill?

    ^^
    joe got a post if my memory serves me correctly

  4. b Says:

    Jersey*made*me Says:
    March 15th, 2011 at 11:41 am
    @eskay

    Keep it funky,would you ever post a commenter’s music if it was ill?

    ^he wouldnt know, he’s never been in this position.

  5. John Says:

    Cole killed it in that song too hence the title

  6. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    Keep it funky,would you ever post a commenter’s music if it was ill?

    ^
    he posted a song by Digital Scales

    but Digi was actually ill and grinding

    no shots at dudes asking for handouts

  7. DJ Chase Says:

    oh Promo Side Note for all acts trying to get their music out there.

    Most DJs that use Serato registers their software online and in turn gains access to Serato’s WhiteLabel.net website. This site basically sends DJs that are signed up emails of tracks, singles, remixes, and of late, entire albums for them to add to their library.

    I’ve come across some rather funky stuff that I otherwise would have not even known existed through this site.

    If you’re trying to get your name out there, you should definitely see what the sign up process is from the Record Label perspective so that you can feed your music straight to the email accounts of damn near every DJ in the world.

    serato.com/whitelabel

  8. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    Rigz should get a post though, he’s ill too

  9. Jackson7 Says:

    yeah… i have fun and play all kinds of games and goof around with my sons and involve them in almost everything i do… of course, because he LIVES with me & his mother and brother…

    meanwhile, you call the county offices and try to get extensions on payments and try to refinance your kids and beg their mothers not to take you to court cause you aint got no job to fulfill your obvious financial burdens that you made for yourself… but you rather smoke weed and chase after ski-beats and yelawolf for autographs and photos, while complaining to CiCi that you need to sell weed (LOL) to support your so-called “human car notes”..

    you are the prototype Loser, dude..

    get off the internet and make some money and pay them “car notes”… im not even gonna comment towards you no more today… because me doing that, makes you focus on me too much, and that will keep you from getting a job to pay your “human car notes”..

    goodbye, you Dead Beat Dead Dad

  10. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    nahright.com/2009/01/19/woodro-mlk-talking/

  11. Jersey*made*me Says:

    ^he wouldnt know, he’s never been in this position.

    ^^

    Wrong.

    Plus I could’ve answered my own question,Exhibit Nah got posted,smh.

    THC’s killed my memory.

  12. Slumbilical Says:

    Carlos Voltron AKA Dixie Normous Says:

    March 15th, 2011 at 11:29 am
    And Drake is keeping him nice and boxed-in so he’ll never be a threat – always giving him little subtle praise in the hip-hop interviews to make him think he somebody.

    Keep friends close and enemies closer – long as Cole stays boxed-in by Drake, he’ll keep being a total nobody.
    ^
    Word to that backwards praise Aubrey gave him in the All of the Lights remix: “I did a tour overseas with my boy Cole, he gotta little buzz now.”

    ^

    HAHA exactly.

    Cats think Drake is another lil rap nicca.

    He’s Jewish, his whole team around him is Jewish Lebanese (this nicca you people call “40” is really called “Noah Shebib”), his lawyers, publicists, everyone – the shit is like Hannukah every day. Every day is the middle of December for this lil nicca.

    He’s playing advanced chess on the level of Bobby fucking Fischer – if he wants to box-in another rap nicca, he gon’ do it. He’s light years ahead, Jay-Z knew the fucking time and hitched his wagon to this nicca EARLY (no freeway.)

  13. b Says:

    THC’s killed my memory.

    ^trees,heroine,crack?

  14. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    no shots at dudes asking for handouts

    ^nah, it’s ok. Shoot they ass. Lazy niggas are the worst.

    Get off yo ass and make something happen.

  15. b Says:

    meanwhile, you call the county offices and try to get extensions on payments and try to refinance your kids and beg their mothers not to take you to court cause you aint got no job to fulfill your obvious financial burdens that you made for yourself… but you rather smoke weed and chase after ski-beats and yelawolf for autographs and photos, while complaining to CiCi that you need to sell weed (LOL) to support your so-called “human car notes”..

    you are the prototype Loser, dude..

    get off the internet and make some money and pay them “car notes”… im not even gonna comment towards you no more today… because me doing that, makes you focus on me too much, and that will keep you from getting a job to pay your “human car notes”..

    lol

  16. DJ Chase Says:

    Real talk Land & Kev, both of yall niggas need to stop with this back and forth shit. At first it was funny, then it got disrespectful, so to us that made it hilarious, but now yall niggas are looking pathetic constantly bickering with each other. Like an old gay married couple that live together via the internet.

  17. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    THC’s killed my memory.

    ^Those Herion Clouds?

  18. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    so let me get this straight…

    i don’t have paper but i smoke weed & go to concerts?

    lol! you jus mad that you asked for online truth & its a digital footprint of your son posing for me. nigga you been weird.

    & fuck a job…i run a business.

    & its jus like a bitch to believe the ramblings of another bitter bitch.

    i don’t know what cici is talking about me being a drug dealer

  19. D_block_4_life Says:

    Land just went in, tho.

    Sn celts interior D is suffering without perk.

  20. oh4werd Says:

    oh shit son

  21. Harlem World Says:

    no homo but prodigy sounds so sober and looks so clean since he came out

  22. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    I co-sign what Chase is saying…., minus the proposition 8 part, lol.

    But both y’all niggas are mad cool. It kind of like watching your boys go at it and you can’t do shit to stop them from trying to X each other.

  23. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    chase…

    you can always log off fam. you do know how to operate whatever internet you’re using.

    otherwise, stfu & stop tryna wax philosophy on what looks gay or not.

    smh @ you comment controlled rainbow dream weavers.

  24. Jersey*made*me Says:

    i don’t know what cici is talking about me being a drug dealer

    ^^

    Rule #1: Never tell a lie. It’ll just result in you having to remember said lie and/or continue lying to uphold original lie.

    Nigga you STAY talking bout how you move exotic trees,smh.

  25. b Says:

    niggas shooting at peacemakerz lol

  26. DJ Chase Says:

    D Block.

    50 Cent – Problem Child

    No Kay slay or tags on it. Do you have it? I know it was on a 50 Mixtape called B-sides and Unreleased hits, part 2 i think.

    I need that,

  27. DJ Chase Says:

    you can always log off fam. you do know how to operate whatever internet you’re using.

    otherwise, stfu & stop tryna wax philosophy on what looks gay or not.

    ^My bad fam. i aint mean to get between a lover’s quarrel. Do your thing.

  28. Mini Daddy Says:

    ceecee got tooted and booted and caught feelings

    po thang

  29. Jackson7 Says:

    word DBlock… Celtics lost to the Nets?.. altho Nets are on fire since DWill got acclimated…

    and DJChase… ima heed your commentary … i didnt know that nigga had such serious family and emotional issues…

  30. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Christ…,,,,,

    Land just caught a body?

    Damn….. These e-streets ain’t safe when niggas got Tojan AK’s aiming…..

  31. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    *pops popcorn*

    Shit is hilarious

  32. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    Nigga you STAY talking bout how you move exotic trees,smh

    >word!?

    i know you stay studying me so where’s this proof?

    & didn’t you say in each thread prior, “i’m done with him, you’re dead, goodbye”?

    lol. what a fuckin clown.

    believe cici if you wanna. you still come off as a kev stan.

  33. Cypher Says:

    Can’t even go out now cause of Japan… I feel guilty as hell…

    Smh I thought them niggas had robots and shit

  34. b Says:

    uh oh,look like its about to be 3 on 1 lol

  35. Jersey*made*me Says:

    LOL,that nigga kevin mad as fuck…

  36. Jackson7 Says:

    DJChase is entirely right… i can no longer be seen trading shots with such a confessed loser… its not a good look for me… im officially done with that nigga… he’s deader than i thought he was…

    JayZ > Nas

  37. Shawn Biggs Says:

    Damn Tip now I understand the beef cuz I always wondered like, its the movie about yall wat was so bad about it.

    This video open my eyes in the world of business and letting me understand who I’m doing business with much more better.

    SOUNDCLOUD.COM/SHAWNBIGGS

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