News: Lil Wayne Explains "The Carter" Documentary Issues, "I Didn't Approve It & They Still Put It Out"
Monday, Apr 26, 2010 11:55PM
Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne discussed his problems with last year's The Carter documentary and explained why he tried to ban its release.
In the forthcoming issue of Ozone magazine, Weezy said he was supposed to have final approval rights.
"The fact that we didn't want it released was business; paperwork. I feel like, if I agreed to have that camera around me, then I can't tell that person what to edit when they go to the editing room, unless I am in the editing room and editing with them," he explains. "If I'm not then I shouldn't complain, but I was supposed to have a say-so because I had to approve it. And that was the whole [problem]. I didn't approve it and they still put it out...There were females on there with me and sh*t, you know? Why give them some shine when I've got baby mothers? I believe as an editor or whatever, as a person associated with me, if you want to become a real business partner with me I believe you should consider things like that. I shouldn't have to be the one to consider it." (Lil Wayne HQ)
Producer Quincy "QD3" Jones III previously spoke with SOHH about what fans could gather from his Wayne documentary.
"The documentary shows, in my opinion, Wayne at one of his most precious moments which was seven months before he dropped his platinum album, Tha Carter III and then about two to three months after" QD3 explained. "So we capture him very intimately at that time. And what I was referring to in regards to his catalog and comparing it to Tupac is his work ethic which is unbelievable and I don't know if his fans truly appreciate how dedicated he is to the recording process. I think when people see the film, it's going to raise their respect level for him even though people already hold him in a very high regard. I think when they see this film, it's gonna take it to a whole 'nother level." (SOHH)
Lil Wayne's previous request to stop the release of the QD3 Entertainment documentary was denied by a state court judge, who allowed the film's release last year.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael S. Mink denied Wayne's request for a preliminary injunction this week. QD3 executive Quincy Jones III said the ruling frees his company to seek distribution of the film. "We're very pleased with the court's decision," Jones said. "We made a great film, which was incredibly well received at Sundance, and showcases Lil Wayne's extraordinary talent." (Variety)
Despite Wayne's complaints, the documentary's popularity was shown on the iTunes' Top 10 movie release list last November.
A controversial new documentary about superstar rapper Lil Wayne has shot to the top of the iTunes movie charts. QD3 Entertainment's film The Carter is currently the No. 1 selling documentary on iTunes in the U.S. In addition to landing the top slot on Apple's iTunes U.S.' music store, The Carter is also in the Top 10 on the Canadian iTunes music store. (Gigulate)
Check out QD3 speaking on his Lil Wayne documentary below: