Doing It For the Culture
For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention, Disney is creating a live action version of The Lion King. The mass media company earned the culture’s respect after it added some hip-hop favorites to the 2019 show’s cast. Most notably, mega star Beyoncé will play Nala and rapper and actor Donald Glover (also known as Childish Gambino) will play Simba.
The star-studded cast also includes familiar face Alfre Woodard (aka the mom from Love & Basketball) who will play Sarabi, Simba’s mom. Comedian Eric André, from Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show, will also be joining the cast of the Walt Disney classic, playing the lead hyena Azizi.
Since Disney pulled some of hip-hop’s dearest, Quavo thought he’d put a bid in for a spot in the cast as well…
Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff are cool, but their brand is anything but child-friendly. With music that’s heavily-doused with drug use and violent imagery — not to mention the “goin’ to Chi-land with them chinks” part of their track “Get Right Witcha” — Migos and Disney might not be the best fit each other. That didn’t stop Quavo from mentioning Disney on Twitter though, telling the company to call him.
With the praising hands and iPhone emoji, Quavo tweeted: “3 Hyenas Lion King call us @Disney.”
Originally voiced by Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings, the heavily-circulated casting list only included one actor, Florence Kasumba, listed as one of the three hyenas.
Even if Disney completely ignores Quavo and calls from fans, Migos has had a money-making year. The group’s debut album Culture went platinum. The LP sold 131 thousand copies within its first week alone, thanks in major part to radio banger “Bad and Boujee.”
It was recently rumored that Offset, Takeoff, and Quavo’s relationship was on the rocks after Offset’s engagement to Cardi B went public. An anonymous source came out saying that Cardi was distracting Offset from “real” hip-hop.
“Quavo and Takeoff think the whole Cardi -Offset thing is a circus. They don’t want their group associated with that,” the source told Media Take Out. “Migos is all about REAL HIP HOP, not some Love & Hip Hop sh*t. But Offset’s in love.”
However, none of the rappers themselves responded to these claims.
Engaged and Blissful
Speaking of Offset’s engagement to Cardi… The couple still has not responded to BET’s or Mona Scott’s bid to film their wedding special.
Offset proposed to the “Bodak Yellow” artist at Power 99 radio’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia. In the video Cardi posted on Twitter shortly after the event. Offset tepped Cardi on the shoulder, squatting down as she turned around. Offset then opened a box, revealing a huge diamond ring, as Cardi proceeded to flip out. After minutes of her bouncing around, Offset stood to put the ring on her finger.
The “Lick” rapper posted a string of social media posts about her engagement, including a lengthy, pulling message to her groom-to-be:
“Jesus Christ I’m so emotional, offsetyrn I loveee you so much. Thank you for seeing the potential in me since you met me. For giving me advice molding me and loving me,” she began in an Instagram caption. “Your such a amazing man to me your family, friends, kids and you are extremely talented. I can’t wait to spend FOREVAAAA with you. Lets make a lot shmoney and love together ❤️ ❤️”
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