Chance The Rapper Will Be Featured In New Lion King Movie
Article By: Ashia Skye
Chance The Rapper is seemingly overjoyed about his role in Disney’s new live action remake of The Lion King. “I grew up my whole life obsessed with all things related to #TheLionKing; like all three films, the Timon and Pumbaa tv show, the broadway play and especially the broadway soundtrack,” he stated. “Needless to say the original film was immensely impactful on my music and overall life. So when my big bro [Donald Glover] got casted as Simba, he did the coolest thing ever and told director Jon Favreau to call me in as a consultant to keep the original flavor.”
After consulting on the film for a year, the film’s director, Jon Favreau, decided to give Chano a role.
“One day I’m there Jon asked me to do some singing stuff, another day he asks me to do some lines,” he wrote. “Its all a blur, but I’ll tell u its one of the best blurs of my whole life. I am so blessed to know people like Donald and Jon man. AMAZING FILM, AMAZING CAST AND AN AMAZING NIGGHT LAST NIGHT. GOD BLESS AND LONG LIVE THE KING.”