In keeping up with his brand of absolute nonsensicalness, Kanye West apparently wants a white dude to portray him in his biopic that everybody definitely wants to see. And the white dude he wants to portray him is Danny McBride. And Danny is down to take on the role. ScarJo must be pissed!
According to The Root, Kanye and Danny had an actual conversation about this fuckery and it seems likely that we may be treated to another good ol’ fashioned Hollywood whitewashing. Only in this case, Kanye is the one providing the paint.
“Kanye asked me to play him in a movie of his life,” the Pineapple Express actor told 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.”
Maybe Kanye mistakenly called Danny McBride instead of Danny Glover, because even though that choice doesn’t make sense either, at least Danny Glover wouldn’t need to tan for three months. So what did Danny McBride have to say about all of this? Aside from being completely thrown by the conversation, Danny said he wouldn’t turn the check down when he added, “That was a pretty incredible day. Maybe someday we’ll make the film. Who knows?”
I’m going to stop you right there Danny McBride. The answer is NO. Hell No. Hell to the Nah Nah Nah. I mean, we’re all used to Kanye’s stunts but this one will surely cause Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X to rise from their graves like Altered Beasts to knock some sense into Kanye once and for all.
But honestly, Kanye wanting Danny McBride to play him makes so much sense in the crazy universe of Kanye. Although, he’s definitely trolling, because in Kanye’s true mind, the only one who is good enough to play him is Jesus, and even then, Kanye would say, “Eh, not good enough, I’ll just do it myself, JC.”
Here’s Danny telling this same tale in July on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.