Yesterday, filmmaker and Jetlife Creative Director CJ Wallis announced that he will be curating an official documentary for the Pittsburgh rapper.
When the late rapper's estate got wind of that they objected. For now, there will be no documentary.
Wallis explains on Twitter:
UPDATE:— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019
We tweeted our intentions to begin developing a doc on Mac over the next year. At the same time, we reached out to all those closest to him to begin the process of making it official. 1/4
We heard back from @christianclancy & The Estate who said the family has requested we hold off on the project at this time.— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019
We immediately compiled as the last thing we'd want is to negatively impact anyone involved, quite the opposite.
We felt comfortable announcing our intentions in advance of receiving permission because they were just that - intentions.— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019
The concept was peers telling their one favorite Mac story & cutting them together as a motivational & positive picture.
Not a life story.
The outpouring of support for the doc and that it was us trying to make one was humbling, and in time perhaps we will get to see it through.— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019
For now, we have hours of incredible music and thats always been more than enough.
He added that the press sensationalizing the project may have contributed to the family's objections.
It caused a lot of hell for the family with the press making a bunch of sensational headlines. It’s a bummer. https://t.co/8yqHofhDbP— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 4, 2019