Saturday, March 21, 2009
KANYE TO GUEST STAR IN "FAMILY GUY" SPINOFF
The new show will feature Cleveland Brown from "Family Guy" as the main character. Kanye is scheduled to guest star as the voice of a failed rapper, Kenny West.
"Family Guy" voice actor and executive producer Mike Henry told MTV of Kanye's excitement in working on the show:
"It was surprising to us that [he] was so into it that he came to the table [read], and wonderfully surprising how cool he was, how funny he was and how unassuming he was," Henry said. "He’s just a great presence."
Despite what one might assume from hip-hop's biggest name, executive producer of "The Cleveland Show" Richard Appel expressed West's humility:
"Before we came to the table … there was only one line he didn’t love, and he came up with another idea and in a completely modest, nice way said, 'Would you mind if I changed just this one line?' And our feeling was, how many raps have we written? One? And how many has he written? Be our guest!"
Set to air next year, Appel added that he would have no problem writing Kanye into the next 21 episodes. Keep and eye out.