When filmmaker CJ Wallis announced that Margrette Bird Pictures, a film company he found with Mallory Kennedy, is working on a documentary about the late rapper Mac Miller, he could not have imagined that he would be branded as an opportunist.
"So, over the next year I'm going to start collecting interviews and content to make the definitive @MacMiller documentary for his family, friends and fans," he tweeted on Monday.
Wallis then encouraged everyone to share the post and tag anyone who would be good to interview for the documentary.
His tweet opened a can of worms with many on the late rapper's fans slamming Wallis for trying to make money off Mac Miller's death. One fan wrote: "This is so disrespectful. Mac’s family and friends did not approve. F*** this. F*** XXL, F*** Complex, & most of all f*** @fortyfps. Don’t support this s***. Y’all rushing everything with this man but this energy was never here before. Let s*** like this be done right". Wallis responded to the expletive-filled criticism with:"with all due respect, i posted my intentions to make a project while reaching out to those closest for their blessing, which could not be granted at this time....(sic)"