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Thursday 28 May 2015

Rapper Kanye in Anchorman cameo

Kanye West has a role in the Anchorman sequel
Kanye West has a role in the Anchorman sequel

Kanye West is set to make a cameo appearance in Anchorman 2.

Gold Digger rapper Kanye, who is expecting his first child with Kim Kardashian, has been pictured in 80s clothes and waving a hockey stick on the film's Atlanta set.

While details about his character remain under wraps, director and writer Adam McKay confirmed Kanye's involvement, telling MTV News: "He was great and he was funny. He came up with a couple of good lines on his own.

"We did our usual style of doing the written line, and then I would throw out alternate lines and we'd improvise. He was completely cool and game."

Adam - who co-wrote the script with leading man Will Ferrell - admitted that Kanye even turned up on set for extra scenes, when he didn't have any lines.

"He even showed up for an extra quarter of a day where he had no speaking lines. He was just kind of in the group fight sequence, and he was having so much fun that he came back to do that," he said.

Fellow rapper Drake has also been spotted filming a cameo for the film. He was seen with an 70s-style Afro on the New York set in May.

Will is reprising his role as newsreader Ron Burgundy in the highly anticipated sequel, alongside returning co-stars Christina Applegate, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. He will be joined by a host of new faces including Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Harrison Ford.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues is scheduled to open in the US on December 20.

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