Kanye West Asked White Actor Danny McBride To Play Him In His Biopic
From his sudden genre-change to his political affiliations, the life of a Kanye West fan has been a wild ride in recent years. But, every news headline on the controversial 42-year-old rapper gets wilder with every click. This story is no different. Kanye West reportedly chose an unlikely candidate to star as him in a biopic he’s working on: “Pineapple Express” star Danny McBride.
Danny McBride says, according to The Guardian, that Yeezy was rather convincing in his pitch. He even flew to his home and watched his seven-year-old son play Fortnite! Danny McBride said he was stunned at their initial phone call, perhaps due to their massive difference in appearance:
“Kanye asked me to play him in a movie of his life. 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.”
However, the recent renewal of his HBO show, “The Righteous Gemstones,” will prevent McBride’s involvement in Kanye’s movie. McBride said:
“That was a pretty incredible day. Maybe someday we’ll make the film. Who knows?”
McBride talked about his encounter with Yeezus with Jimmy Kimmel this past summer.
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Written by Miata Shanay