Apparently, Migos’ Quavo wasn’t as thrilled as everyone else with the official casting for the highly anticipated Lion King remake that Disney unveiled last week. The Atlanta rapper took to Twitter in hopes of persuading the Disney studio executives to replace their current casting of the three hyenas in the film with each member of the hip-hop trio, Billboard reports.
Quavo’s tweet, which can be seen below and read “3 Hyenas Lions King call us @Disney,” may be just a bit too late, but one has to admire the effort in hoping to be a part of what could be the most bankable theatrical release of 2019. As of Monday afternoon, the post has been retweeted over 44,000 times.
The current billing has comedians Eric André and Keegan-Michael Key, in addition to Black Panther actress Florence Kasumba set to voice the three hyenas, who act as Scar’s henchmen in the original 1994 film. The roles of Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, as they’re known in the animated world, were originally voiced by Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and the famous Disney voice actor Jim Cummings. The Migos mates, which also includes rappers Offset and Takeoff, may do a better job at helping the three evil animals come to life, in Quavo’s mind at least.
The real headline from last Thursday’s announcement came with the involvement of Beyoncé and Childish Gambino alias Donald Glover, who will be voicing the starring roles of adult Nala and Simba in the upcoming film. Glover worked closely with the Migos fellas on his hit FX series Atlanta, and was spotted in the studio recently working on what could be an epic collaboration alongside Quavo and Chance the Rapper. Disney may already have their mind made up on who will be playing the three hyenas, but hey, there’s always the Broadway version!
Hollywood aside, Migos are getting a lot more press in the music world lately. The group just released their new collaborative single in “MotorSport” with vocal appearances from Nicki Minaj and hip-hop’s 2017 breakout star Cardi B. The song is the first single from the trio’s upcoming album, Culture II, which is scheduled for release sometime before the end of the year. The band will also be performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre’s first ever New Year’s Eve event this January along with Post Malone, Young Thug, Lil Yachty and more. Tickets for outdoor NYE concert are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.
3 Hyenas Lions King 🙌🏾 call us 📱 @Disney— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) November 5, 2017