Chance the Rapper Lives His 'Lion King' Super-Fan Dream

On Tuesday night The Lion King held its world premiere in Los Angeles.

Stars flocked the red carpet ready to see the live-action remake of the classic film. Rave reviews have already been pouring in about the movie, especially from Lion King super-fan and expert, Chance the Rapper, who gave his review of the film as: "AMAZING FILM, AMAZING CAST AND AN AMAZING NIGHT."

Chance alongside his mom, wife and daughter took on the premiere ready for an amazing show. The rapper even had a role in the film that many did not know about.

"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." - Chance the Rapper

In a recent posting on instagram, Chance spoke about his experience at the premiere and even working on set. He goes on to tell the story of how Donald Glover got him involved in the film. "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," Chance explained.

"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."

In the credits of the film that he posted on instagram, we can see that his role was "Bush Baby".


Everyone is extremely excited to see this film, aside from the amazing cast, we are very excited to see the reinvention of an iconic story. With amazing music and soundtracks accompanying the film from the talented Beyoncé Knowles, fans are ready for the release of this game-changing movie.

In theaters July 18th.

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