​Chance the Rapper Has a Surprise Role in 'The Lion King'

​Chance the Rapper Has a Surprise Role in 'The Lion King'
As if the cast of The Lion King remake wasn't already star-studded enough, Chance the Rapper has revealed he also appears in the film.
 
Chance took to social media to show off him and his family on the red carpet of the film's premiere and also shared a photo of the end credits — which include Chance Bennett in the role of "Bush Baby."
 
In the caption, Chance explained his love of the original animated film, as well as how he came to end up in Disney's live-action remake.
 
"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," Chance disclosed via Instagram. "So for about a year I would go to the LK studio and see early animations, scenes, music direction or assemblies and they'd always be out of this world amazing. One day I'm there Jon asked me to do some singing stuff, another day he asks me to do some lines. Its all a blur, but I'll tell u its one of the best blurs of my whole life."
 
It may be a minor role, but it's huge for a dude who loves The Lion King so much.
 
See Chance the Rapper's post below.
 
In other Chance news, his new album should be arriving some time this month.

The Lion King hit theatres on July 19.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here's a short story. 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. Needless to say the original film was immensely impactful on my music and overall life. So when my big bro Donald 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. So for about a year I would go to the LK studio and see early animations, scenes, music direction or assemblies and they'd always be out of this world amazing. One day I'm there Jon asked me to do some singing stuff, another day he asks me to do some lines. 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

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