A film based on Kanye West’s life might not be in the works yet, but the rapper surely has an actor in mind to play his role if the project ever gets made. The controversial rapper took to Instagram on Wednesday to share with his fans that he thinks Jamie Foxx would be the right choice to play him.
While the situation is hypothetical for now, Ye also asked his followers who they would pick to play the lead in his biopic. Continue reading to know more about the development.
Kanye West wants Jamie Foxx to Play his role in a ‘Ye Movie’
The 45 year old rapper popped the question on Instagram by posting an image that read, “WHO SHOULD PLAY ME IN A YE MOVIE?” He also shared his preferred actor by captioning the post, “My pick is Jamie Foxx One of the greatest geniuses.”
Some fans commented that they would want the rapper to play himself in the film. While others mockingly commented the names of Danny DeVito, Jim Carrey, Danny McBride, Gigi Hadid and Pete Davidson.
West and Foxx have collaborated a number of times in the past. They first worked together on Twista’s Slow Jamz in 2003. Then in 2005, the actor featured in West’s hit single Gold Digger. The same year, West guest starred in Foxx’s track Extravaganza. Recently, West appeared on the remix of Foxx’s 2009 single Digital Girl along with Drake and The-Dream.
The artists also featured on an Instagram live together earlier this year and teased another collaboration. “I told you, back at that time, man, that [Kanye] was young and hungry. Now look at us. There’s a reason we ran into each other. Can’t wait for y’all to see the next step,” Foxx said during the live.
Kanye has been in the News Lately for his ‘White Lives Matter’ Stance
The rapper has been in the news for the past week after he wore a t-shirt on his Yeezy Fashion Show that read, ‘White Lives Matter’. He then went on to double down on his stand by calling ‘Black Lives Matter’ a scam on Instagarm.
Ye has faced a lot of backlash due to his opinion, with the likes of Boosie Badazz, Jaden Smith, Vogue magazine and Gigi Hadid calling out the rapper. The family of Ahmaud Arbery, a victim of a racially-motivated crime in 2020, have aslo expressed their disappointment over Ye’s claims.
Jamie Foxx Exprreses his Support for ‘Black Lives Matter’
While Foxx has not yet commented on Ye wanting him to play his role in a film, he did indirectly call out the rapper by posting a long message on Instagram. The actor wrote that while the narrative of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement has been twisted, the goodness of the world still depends on it.
“The narrative of Black Lives Matter has been twisted, taken advantage of, and 1 million other things as social media tends to do… but I refuse to believe that the whole world had it wrong… And all of this was in vain… our world spins faster these days… One media post can almost make you forget what actually happened… but let’s not forget… the goodness in our world is depending on it… #blm,” Foxx wrote.
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