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Chance the Rapper shares excitement over his upcoming role in 'The Lion King' film

Dayna Haffenden

 // Jul 11, 2019

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As the release date for The Lion King approaches, more plot twists are being revealed. Chance The Rapper is officially a part of the cast and will star in the upcoming film.

Yesterday (July 10), Chance shared several photos to his Instagram page of The Lion King premiere, which was held on Tuesday (July 9). In his caption, the Chicago rapper explained how being a part of the iconic film changed his life.

"I grew up my whole life obsessed with all things related to #TheLionKing; like all three films, the Timon and Pumbaa tv show, the broadway play and especially the broadway soundtrack," he wrote. "Needless to say the original film was immensely impactful on my music and overall life. So when my big bro [Donald Glover] got casted as Simba, he did the coolest thing ever and told director Jon Favreau to call me in as a consultant to keep the original flavor."

Chance explains that the film's director, Jon Favreau, ultimately decided to add him to the cast after consulting on the movie for a year.

"One day I'm there Jon asked me to do some singing stuff, another day he asks me to do some lines," he recalled. "Its all a blur, but I'll tell u its one of the best blurs of my whole life. I am so blessed to know people like Donald and Jon man. AMAZING FILM, AMAZING CAST AND AN AMAZING NIGGHT LAST NIGHT. GOD BLESS AND LONG LIVE THE KING."

As for his role, The Coloring Book rapper is playing a bush baby in the live-action remake. It's safe to say that exciting things are happening in Chano's life. Earlier this month, he shared the promising news that his aunt found a kidney donor after searching for years.

"I know I'm supposed to be promoting this preorder but. Today my auntie Toni found a perfect match kidney donor and I just gotta say I serve a promise keeping God THANK YOU JESUS," Chance wrote on Twitter.

The Lion King is set to hit the big screen on July 19. In the meantime, check out Chance The Rapper's Instagram post below.

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Here’s a short story. I grew up my whole life obsessed with all things related to #TheLionKing; like all three films, the Timon and Pumbaa tv show, the broadway play and especially the broadway soundtrack. Needless to say the original film was immensely impactful on my music and overall life. So when my big bro Donald got casted as Simba, he did the coolest thing ever and told director Jon Favreau to call me in as a consultant to keep the original flavor. So for about a year I would go to the LK studio and see early animations, scenes, music direction or assemblies and they’d always be out of this world amazing. One day I’m there Jon asked me to do some singing stuff, another day he asks me to do some lines. Its all a blur, but I’ll tell u its one of the best blurs of my whole life. I am so blessed to know people like Donald and Jon man. AMAZING FILM, AMAZING CAST AND AN AMAZING NIGGHT LAST NIGHT. GOD BLESS AND LONG LIVE THE KING

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