In the picture above, Kanye West is photographed while at a table read for Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show. Executive producer Mike Henry has nothing put praise for Mr. West. Kanye spent three hours in the studio Friday doing voice over for his animated character, a rapper named Kenny West.
“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. He’s just a great presence.
“We knew Kanye was a big Family Guy fan because he invited [creator] Seth [MacFarlane] to his house a year or two ago. And there was a mention on his blog when the spin-off was announced that he was excited about it. We knew he was a big fan and a lot of us are fans of his.”
According to executive producer Richard Appel, “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!
“He said he’d be glad to [be back.]. I said we could write him in to the next 21 episodes!”
The Cleveland Show will premiere this fall on Fox. How often do we hear about the real Kanye, not the caricature of a super cocky beast who makes arrogant statements so that we’ll talk about it? I have a feeling that Yeezy is nice and good times in real life.