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Will Ferrell on His Connection to Jay Z & Kanye West: “I’m Pretty Hip-Hop”

Will Ferrell breaks down his hip-hop connections (and they include Jay Z and Kanye) while in the red chair.  He was in to talk Anchorman 2, which is out Dec. 18. 

GS: I don't want to give away the scene but at the end of Anchorman 2... I don't know if in the history of Hollywood there have been more stars in one scene... I've never seen that many people ever. Not even since, like, Giant, has there been that many!

WF: It's jam-packed and I think it kind of reflects the love for that movie, the original Anchorman, and just about everyone we called on our wishlist to come and be in that scene said yes. 

GS: One of them is a legendary rapper, very famous, I don't want to say who it is but you were used in a Kanye song before, with the Beastie Boys... there's a lot of hip-hop in your life.

WF: Yeah, I'm pretty hip-hop. When you look at me you think, "He's badass."

GS: But are you more west coast or east coast?

WF: I'm mid-west coast. No, that's high praise, I think. For some reason lines from the movies we've done and characters have been referenced by the hip-hop community through so many songs. I don't know why necessarily, but it's fantastic.

GS: Is being in that Kanye/Jay Z song the only time you've been referenced in something that you can't comfortably publicly say the title of the song. 

WF: Yeah. Yep. N-words from Paris... and it makes you sound even whiter when you say it that way.

Will Ferrell's full interview with George airs Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 and 11:30 pm on CBC Television.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues comes out Dec. 18, 2013.


Will Ferrell photo by George Pimetel