Kanye West reportedly asked a white actor to depict him in a future biopic after a series of turns in the rapper’s life which has left many–critics and fans–scratching their heads.
The report comes after an interview with The Guardian which found that Big Yeezy had flown out Pineapple Express actor, Danny McBride, to his home before floating the idea to play his character.
According to McBride, the rapper even watched his seven-year-old son play Fortnite.
For some, the prospective decision isn’t out of character, given West’s new-found religiosity and flirtations with the MAGA movement.
“Kanye asked me to play him in a movie of his life,” McBride laughed, according to The Guardian. “That was a pretty stunning phone call to get. I don’t know why he wanted me to do it. Maybe that sense of ego I’m able to portray? I have no clue.”
“That was a pretty incredible day,” he told The Guardian of the day at Yeezy’s suburban Bel-Air home. “Maybe someday we’ll make the film. Who knows?”
Danny McBride: 'Kanye asked me to play him in a movie of his life' https://t.co/Gwb6QgZseb
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 21, 2020
In spite of the unexpected proposition, McBride still remains in some disbelief over the possibility of playing the role – especially at a time of heightened sensitivity in cross-racial depictions of any nature, given the multitude of high profile “blackface” scandals emerging to derail public figures’ reputations.
Last year, according to a report, West, in his neophyte zeal, announced that he would cease to produce secular music and focus on songs surrounding the Gospel.
Via National File:
Rap icon Kanye West, after becoming a Christian, reportedly told an audience his intention to quit performing and writing secular music and instead focus on Gospel.
During a Chicago listening party for his new album West reportedly made his intentions clear, according to one Chicago area music promoter who was in the room.
“Kanye also announced that he is no longer making secular music,” tweeted Andrew Barber. “Only Gospel from here on out.”