What do Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, will.i.am and Questlove all have in common? They’re all getting animated this fall.
The hip-hop quintet will appear on the October 7 season premiere of The Cleveland Show titled “Menace II Secret Society.” All five artists will appear as the “hip-hop Illuminati,” a secret group that controls pop culture. It will be up to the show’s protagonist, Cleveland, to stop their evil musical doings.
Although animated, the five artists make sure not to lose their signature looks: Kanye sports his typical smug expression, while Nicki rocks her bubble gum-pink hair, Bruno his beige fedora, and will.i.am his futuristic sunglasses. The hip-hop crew will lend their voices and even perform original (read: comical) music on the show. We always knew Nicki was a perfect fit for the cartoon world. – Christian Allaire