Will Ferrell – Will Ferrell ‘Completely Flattered’ By Kanye West And Jay-Z Sample

Funnyman will Ferrell was stunned when rapper Kanye West approached him to sample dialogue from his 2007 film Blades Of Glory for a track with Jay Z.

The hip-hop superstars used quotes from the ice skating comedy in the song N**gas in Paris, which features on their collaborative album Watch the Throne, and Ferrell admits hearing his voice featured alongside verses by West and Jay Z is “surreal”.

he tells Mtv News, “Kanye reached out to me and… I was completely flattered when they asked if they could sample me into the song (sic)… when I heard it for the first time, I just started to laugh because it felt so surreal. but I really did like the song.”

Ferrell was so impressed by the tune, he wanted to put together a visual piece to accompany the track when the rappers performed the song live.

he says, “We were trying to film a piece that they would use on the video boards of their concert, but haven’t gotten it together.”

and now Ferrell is hoping more hip-hop stars will ask to sample dialogue from other movies in his filmography.

he adds, “I think (something from) Step Brothers would be good (to use in a song). Or the Woody Allen movie I did, Melinda and Melinda.”

Will Ferrell – Will Ferrell ‘Completely Flattered’ By Kanye West And Jay-Z Sample


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