Director Mike Rapaport tells MTV how disappointed he was that Phife Dawg was the only member of the group in attendance for A Tribe Called Quest documentary that premiered at Sundace Festival in Utah on Saturday.
â€œThe last time I was with Q-Tip, he was fawning over the movie, [saying] â€˜I love the movie. I think it could do this, I think it could do that.â€™ His feeling about the movie was even higher than my feelings about the movie. Itâ€™s disappointing that the rest of the group isnâ€™t here. They were offered everything they needed â€¦ to get here. They chose not to be here. I felt like Phife last night at the world premiere handled himself as a gentleman and was so honest and sweet and vulnerable, the same way he is in the movie.â€
TheÂ group issued the following statement below.
â€œThanks to our fans for their support through the years and for the enthusiasm around the documentary. We hope that the filmâ€™s perspective conveys our love of hip-hop culture. We could not attend Sundance, but we want to express our love and appreciation for the support that we have received in advance of the filmâ€™s premiere tonight. We hope that it is well received.â€