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Kanye West Wants Idris Elba to Be the Next James Bond

Kanye West Wants Idris Elba to Be the Next James Bond

People all over the world have been vocal about their support for the casting of Idris Elba as the next James Bond and you can add another name to the list… Kanye West!

The 37-year-old actor thinks that the British actor will be perfect for the role, currently being played by Daniel Craig.

“I know Idris a little bit and he is a big talent,” Kanye told The Sun. “James Bond is a role made for British actors and you won’t find a British actor who has the talent of Idris. To be honest you won’t find many anywhere who have his talent.”

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  • Drew Flanagan

    I was all for it but now that Kanye wants it, I’m not sure anymore.

  • leila

    The only time I agree with Kanye, I think he would be great :)

  • FerCat

    Enough with that tired old franchise. Give him a fresh one, maybe with Marvel.

  • Beautylover

    Yeah Kayne because you “know something about talent” LOL no offense to Idris but it’s just that annoying brat who thinks he knows shit !

  • Just Harry

    To replace Daniel Craig in the James Bond role, the I would propose RUSH LIMBAUGH as most suitable person, color-wise.

  • Deborah Ida Sacco

    And the rest of the world wants Kanye to….

  • Anastatia Bagans

    There aren’t British actors talented like he is? BRITISH ACTORS? is that a joke? Tom Hardy owns Idris. Stop it.

  • Samm Lacroix

    wow…I…I never thought I’d ever agree with Kanye West about something

  • Sandy McFarlane

    I actually kinda agree……………

  • Dude

    Kanye wants to be the Bond Girl.

  • Gina

    For once I agree with Kanye but why does he feel that he has the authority to speak on it. Don’t taint the waters Kanye.

  • Cruizin1960

    Why not create a new character rather than take an iconic character from literature and movies, one whom we have a clear picture of. Idris is a wonderful actor and a very handsome man, but not for this role. What if Hollywood decided to redo Roots or The Color Purple with an all white cast? What if they cast a white actor to play Shaft? Imagine the outcry from that.

  • Daniel Chavez

    Kanye west has 7 critically acclaimed albums 3 of his albums are in rolling Stones 500 greatest albums of all time changing the hip hop scene always making something different with his music legends praising him has a 94/100 in his 2010 universal acclaimed album my beautiful dark twisted fantasy

  • TiredofthisCrap

    Lol Hollywood does it all the time with non-fictional characters. I love Christian Bale as an actor but he looks nothing like Moses!!!!!!

  • Mike1288

    I could really care less what color someone is regardless of their color. However, Hollywood tends to pander rather then include. I want to see a role made for a black person that is original, and creative as Bomd was. It can be done but unless you are Will Smith that does not seem to happen. At the end of the day this is a franchise that will survive with most minimally talented actors regardless of the name,face or color.

  • jay

    They don’t want to hear it

  • jay

    Release a new album

  • Deborah Ida Sacco


  • Brendan Vu

    Has Hollywood has never taken a story about non whites and casted a white lead? You’re comparing the importance of race of actors in Roots and the Color Purple to James Bond?

  • Brendan Vu

    hhah fiction as well! All Japanese characters are suddenly white!

  • Brendan Vu

    How does he own him? It’s a matter of opinion and in terms of slavery.. NO. Would he make a better Bond? Idk one the heads of Sony thinks so.Was Kanye West insulting every British actor out there? No. Was Kanye West making that statement to prove a point That Idris woule be the best choice for Bond and not slight Mr. Hardy? Yes

  • Brendan Vu

    That’s pretty silly.

  • Brendan Vu

    That’s pretty rude.

  • YouDon’tKnowMe

    Who cares what Kanye West thinks?
    Can they remake Shaft with a white man?
    Can they make a Chinese Roots?

  • Gina

    Ask me if I care.

  • Sprite

    there’s been a few ‘Ian Fleming’ styled reboots for British spies, what about another one-off?

  • Taylor

    Authority? All he said was that he would like Idris to be the new Bond. Stop looking for ways to get offended. Kanye has done nothing wrong.

  • Taylor

    First of all, White people were not brought from Africa to America to be sold and to work on plantations, so that would be ridiculously inaccurate. Idris is a fantastic actor and a great guy. Stop complaining. You’re comparing a real life situation to a fictional book where the characters can be tweaked.

  • Gina

    Who the hell said I was offended? The only one offended here is you. Kanye has an air of arrogance about him, so every time he makes a statement, the perception I have of him being arrogant gets in the way. It’s his own fault for creating that reputation.

  • Taylor

    Well, I’m here to tell you, because Kanye’s “air of arrogance” is clouding your brain, that Kanye supports Idris with no ill intentions. Have a good one!

  • Gina

    I never said he had ill intentions towards Idris. And I guess the only one arrogant here is you. Have a good one!

  • amethyst

    Who cares what Kanye West wants or doesn’t want. I will support a black James Bond the day a blonde haired, blue eyed actor is cast as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and/or Medger Evans.

  • amethyst

    Kanye doesn’t have the looks.

  • Suck OnMy Node & SwallowMyLoad

    really, dumb mutherfukcer? James Bond is a fictitious character…ian fleming didn’t write that he has to be a craggy face like Craig either. But he played him….
    malcolm x ..martin luther king … were all born black, dumbasss ho.
    don’t confuse fact with fiction, loser.

  • Pat Lee

    James Bond is a fictional character. Martin Luther King, Malcom X.. not even an intelligent comparison. Idris is a spectacular actor (and really sexy!) and I would LOVE to see him play the character of James Bond.