Newswire: Actually, Kanye West won’t star in Spike Lee’s Chiraq

Looks like Common is going to be the most popular rapper starring in Spike Lee’s new film after all. In a statement given to EW, Kanye West’s rep states that, “Contrary to published reports, Kanye West will not be starring in Chiraq,” while adding that he might have some involvement on the film’s soundtrack, “schedule permitting.” This might be good news, considering that West’s only acting experience to this point is cameos in The Love Guru, Anchorman 2, and presumably the upcoming Zoolander 2. It also frees up the cast of Chiraq to focus on how they’re going to make good on Spike Lee’s desire to make the movie a musical comedy based on the ancient Greek play Lysistrata. That’s probably a bit more difficult to do when Kanye is waving his honorary doctorate in your face between takes and rewriting each scene …

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