Wanting a Public Enemy documentary? Chuck D wants to tell the story, his way.
The front man of Public Enemy wants his life story told correctly and has slapped a production company with a lawsuit so he can get control over a Public Enemy documentary.
The lawsuit is pointed at Alt House Productions over an agreement to film a documentary about Spectrum City, the rap group that would evolve into Public Enemy. According to Chuck D, the deal doesn’t give the production company the exclusive rights to his story or Public Enemy’s narrative.
Chuck D, whose real name is Carlton Ridenhour, admits in court documents that he signed an amendment to the deal, which had a clause about his “life story,” but didn’t have a lawyer present and had no clue what he was actually signing.
TMZ reports, the 56-year-old rap veteran stated in his lawsuit that another production company wants to shoot a Public Enemy documentary but his deal with Alt House Production is preventing that from happening.
Chuck D is attempting to block Alt House from securing the rights to his or P.E.’s story. Reps for Alt House Production had no comment on the matter.