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Idris Elba Says He's Focusing On His DJ'ing Career

Idris Elba gets behind the DJ booth at the Jaguar XE presentation at Umspannwerk on Tuesday evening (January 27) in Berlin, Germany.

The 42-year-old actor just revealed that he is focusing on music right now and is brushing off all of those James Bond rumors.

“It’s really just a rumor—and it’s not even my rumor!” Idris told Bloomberg Business.

“I appreciate you saying that I’d be a good James Bond, but Daniel Craig is doing a great job with it right now,” he added. 
”I love working with music, making people dance.”

“I mostly taught myself to DJ, but I did used to lift the speaker boxes for my uncle when he would do weddings. He was the first to really turn me on to it,” Idris said.

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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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Idris Elba Responds to Rush Limbaugh's Racial James Bond Comments

Idris Elba took to Twitter to respond to Rush Limbaugh‘s controversial and racial comments about how he shouldn’t be the next James Bond.

“Isn’t 007 supposed to handsome? Glad you think I’ve got a shot! Happy New year people,” the 42-year-old English actor tweeted on Saturday (December 27).

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If you weren’t aware, Rush shared his opinion that Idris shouldn’t be James Bond because he is black earlier in the week.

Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Brings Controversy By Saying Idris Elba Shouldn't Play James Bond Because He's a 'Black Briton'

Journalist Rush Limbaugh just made some pretty controversial comments about how he believes Idris Elba should not be in contention for the next James Bond he’s “a black Briton.”

“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was,” Rush said on his radio show. “But now [they are] suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton, rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is and I know it’s racist to probably point this out.”

Idris has mentioned in the past that he has been on the short list for the role and would take it if it was offered.

“I just don’t want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I’m saying? Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond,” Idris said in the past.

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Sean Penn Has Huge Guns of His Own in 'The Gunman' Official Trailer - Watch Now!

Check out Sean Penn threatening someone with a gun in the first official trailer for his upcoming film The Gunman, which hits theaters on Friday, March 20!

The 54-year-old actor is joined in the trailer by his co-stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, and Ray Winstone.

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The Gunmman centers on “an international spy who must clear his name in order to save himself from the organization that he used to work for.”

Also pictured: Sean looking dashing while stepping out for a dinner at Mr. Chow on Tuesday (December 9) in Beverly Hills, Calif.


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Idris Elba & Naomi Campbell Heat Up Fashion For Relief

Naomi Campbell hits the black carpet at the Fashion For Relief Pop Up Launch Party at Westfield shopping centre on Thursday afternoon (November 27) in London, England.

The 44-year-old supermodel was joined at the big bash by Avengers: Age of Ultron actor Idris Elba.

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Recently, Idris opened up about how being in the spotlight for so many years has made him question some things.

“You know The Truman Show? Sometimes you’re not sure what’s real or not, especially when it comes to relationships,” he told Loaded magazine. “If you’re adored by millions, sometimes even on your own front doorstep you can become paranoid and constantly question, ‘Who is he? Who is she? I know I’ve been guilty of it in the past.”

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Idris Elba To Record An Album Inspired By His 'Luther' Character!

Idris Elba looks mighty fine as he flashes a smile while attending La Maison Remy Martin Members Club Launch on Monday (November 24) in London, England.

The 42-year-old actor was joined at the event by his Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom co-star Naomie Harris.

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Idris recently opened up about his plans to record an album inspired by John Luther, the police detective he plays in the BBC crime drama Luther.

“I’d like to dissect the idea of someone who has to deal with so much darkness,” Idris told BBC Radio (via THR). “Detectives carry a lot of stuff. They meet someone who’s done something heinous, but they have to have an objective perspective on them until proven. That could create some really good songs… and definitely an interesting mood, musically.”

FYI: Naomie is wearing an Alexander McQueen suit and clutch, Bionda Castana shoes and Bee Goddess jewels.

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