Kanye West and Nicki Minaj are a few of the artists tapped to lend their vocals to an upcoming episode of FOX’s “The Cleveland Show.”
‘Ye, who’s appeared on the show as a rapper named Kenny West, joins the Young Money rapstress, The Roots’ ?uestlove, Bruno Mars and will.i.am in an episode about the Illuminati. Most will appear as themselves on the show, and will most likely contribute original music to the program.
“We have a rap Illuminati episode that’s going to be happening,” said Mike Henry, voice of the title character. “We have an episode where Kanye and will.i.am, playing himself, and Nicki Minaj, playing herself, and Bruno Mars, playing himself, and ?uestlove—they’re all part of the rap Illuminati, the secret group that controls pop culture.”
“Cleveland inadvertently breaks into it and then it’s how he will either bring them down or they’ll bring him down,” said executive producer Rich Appel. “We have a couple of original songs with Kanye and will and Bruno, I mean, all of them, it was great.”
The episode does not yet have an air date. HipHopDX will keep you updated.