Disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says although his life was splayed across the headlines, many people don’t know the real man behind the news stories.

Kilpatrick, who stepped down from office in 2008 after a guilty plea, served time in both state and federal prison stemming from obstruction of justice and assault charges, as well as a probation violation. Although he was released last year, Kilpatrick is facing additional charges for corruption and racketeering that could result in a 30 year prison sentence if convicted.

Although there is no release date for the film, Kilpatrick says the documentary will offer the “real” take on his life. However, officials feel like it may be yet another money-making venture for Kilpatrick who owes the city $859,723. Despite living in an expansive Texas home, selling books and making money from speaking engagements, the former mayor says he’s broke. Kilpatrick was ordered to pay $500 per month in restitution to the city, however, at that rate it’ll take him over 100 years to pay it back.

Check out the trailer for the film, “The Real Kwame Kilpatrick” and let us know what you think. 

  • http://afrikanmami.blogpsot.com African Mami


  • Alexandra

    Well I think he’s guilty, but it’s time people hear his side of the story.

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  • Velma

    The “real” story came out when this all went to court. I have no interest in hearing “his side of the story”. It’s just another “scam” to me.

  • Dani

    Wow, that was a far cry from a trailer! It offered absolutely no interesting information.

  • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

    Where is Christine Beatty? I want to hear her story.

  • mamareese

    Wait dont know all the deets but didnt they get him for rackteering and some other stuff and he was cheating? Dude sit down…..you don’t owe the world any explainations…and this is not going to reverse your prison sentence. You need to make a video apologizing to your wife and family for what this did to them….that what you need to get straight.

  • Donald K Sumner

    Wow, bw still support this man. If he were an average or short bm ooooooohhhhh…

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