Ice Cube speaks on Harvey Weinstein reportedly leaking his film again in 2009.
Blink and also you missed it; and Mike Epps starred in a movie known as Janky Promoters again in 2009. The synopsis is kind of easy: two promoters achieve reserving Young (performed by himself) on the identical date, leading to a bidding conflict for the ages. Regrettably, the movie by no means obtained the remedy Ice Cube feels it deserved.
After a bunch of delays within the production-run a bunch of instances, studio head Harvey Weinstein determined to publish the movie “straight to DVD” with out Ice Cube’s consent. The former-NWA rapper spoke fairly candidly on the matter in a Twitter rant administered a number of days in the past.
“This film is bitter-sweet for me. We by no means had an opportunity to complete or promote Janky Promoters. Harvey Weinstein and his brother put this film out on DVD behind our backs earlier than we may end the movie,” posted Ice Cube, within the aforementioned Tweet. “They truly had editors end the film in secret.”
Ice Cube’s feedback weren’t precisely born out of skinny air. A Twitter fan introduced the scenario to mild, in an unassumingly constructive comment in regards to the movie – a collection of gleaming Tweets adopted as a consequence, once more conjuring a response from Cube, who requested that followers diligently for the far superior “director’s minimize” of the movie.
“The Weinsteins f–ked me. [Laughs.] Yeah, principally, they f–ked me. They was runnin’ by means of monetary issues, in order that they couldn’t put the film out on broad launch. And they instructed us we may promote the film to a different firm, give them their a reimbursement—I had cash tied in that film—after which launch it broad,” Cube defined in a chronic method. “While we had been making the deal over right here, they put it out on DVD over there. And I discovered as a result of any person instructed me, ‘I simply acquired the DVD for ‘Janky Promoters.’”
For Ice Cube to say The Weinsteins did him the dirtiest, speaks volumes to their scumduggery, given the malaise imparted on him by the one Jerry Heller within the days center administration. Cube did, nonetheless, state that Janky Promoter’s leaking to the general public, was the “shadiest s–t that ever occurred to me” particular to the movie trade, however his run-ins with Heller and his go-between Eric Wright.