Chance the Rapper announces he has an adorable role in The Lion King 1 week ago

Chance the Rapper announces he has an adorable role in The Lion King

"It's a blur but I'll tell you - it's one of the best blurs of my whole life."

Chance the Rapper has revealed he has a cameo in The Lion King - and it sounds absolutely adorable.

The live action adaptation of the Disney classic is due to hit cinema screens next week, with an absolutely incredible star-studded cast.

Following the US premiere of the film earlier this week, the rapper took to Instagram to reveal he had secretly been a part of the recording process - and that ended up leading to a role in the film itself.

 

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He explained:

"I grew up my whole life obsessed with all things related to The Lion King; 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.

"For about a year I would go to [The Lion King] 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 [Favreau] 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."

He also included a screenshot of the closing credits, which showed that he plays a bush baby in the remake.

And in case you're wondering what exactly a bush baby is, they're a nocturnal primate native to Africa - and have really, really remarkable jumping abilities.

Oh, and they look like this.

  • The Lion King hits Irish cinemas on July 19.