Film Studio Shelving Finished Kanye West Documentary
According to The Hollywood Reporter Film and television studio MRC, is shelving a completed documentary focused on Kanye West due to the artist’s recent antisemitic comments.
Paramount Pictures and Magonlia were originally distribution partners on the film.
“This morning, after discussion with our filmmakers and distribution partners, we made the decision not to proceed with any distribution for our recently completed documentary about Kanye West,” said CEOs Modi Wiczyk and Asif Satchu, as well as COO Scott Tenley, wrote in an open statement on Monday in regards to the Kanye West documentary.
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“We cannot support any content that amplifies his platform.”
West attracted outrage recently when he appeared on an episode of the Drink Champs podcast, raising questions over Floyd’s death. In the instalment – which has since been removed – the Praise God rapper referred to a documentary made by Candace Owens, titled: The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM.
He told hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN: ‘They hit [Floyd] with the fentanyl. If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that. ‘They said he screamed for his mama; mama was his girlfriend. It’s in the documentary.’
According to multiple reports, Floyd’s family – including the mother of his daughter – have launched a legal bid against the dad-of-four, and issued a cease and desist letter over his comments.