Chance the Rapper Voiced a Secret Role in The Lion King

Chance the Rapper Voiced a Secret Role in The Lion King

-We got a lot to cover
and a lot to talk about. I want to get to the album,
but first, I want to know that I didn’t know that
you were in “The Lion King.” -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] I am, a little bit,
in “The Lion King.” -How did that come about?
And how did I not hear about it? -It’s a really weird story. Basically, I grew up a huge fan of the original
“Lion King” film. And one of my really good
friends, Childish Gambino, or Donald Glover,
as lot of people know him… -Yeah.
-…worked on the film. He starred in the film. And he contacted me while
they were working on it and was like,
“Hey, I told Jon Favreau, the director,
that you were a huge fan, and he wants you to come in
as kind of, like, a nostalgia consultant…
[ Light laughter ] …to, like,
tell him what ’90s kids like about ‘Lion King’ and stuff.”
So… -Wow!
-That’s what I did. I came in and I gave —
-You’re a nostalgia consultant? -That’s what —
[ Laughter ] I’m the guy
who knows about nostalgia. -Wow!
-Yeah, man. -Dude, this is amazing.
-Yeah. -This will get you other gigs.
-Yeah, exactly. And it did give me another gig.
I ended up doing — I did a little bit of slight
vocal work on the animated film. -Could we know — will me know
it’s you when we hear you? -No, no, no.
You won’t know it’s me. It’s, uh…
It’s very, uh — It’s very weird.
It’s like — I do like a lot
of the background noises. [ Laughter ]
I’m dead serious. -Are you sure
that you’re in this movie? -Yeah.
-Are you sure? [ Laughter ]
-In very small parts. If you see an antelope grazing
or you see — -Wow.
-I’m so serious right now. [ Laughter ] -Wait. So, they —
You went in — They had Chance the Rapper
come in, and then you — And they say, “Hey, can you do
an antelope grazing?” -Yes.
-And what — Could you give us an idea
of what that would be like? -I’ll do it for free this time.
But usually — -Close your eyes, everybody.
Close your eyes, and picture, if you will,
an antelope grazing. -[ Clears throat ] [ Munching sounds ] Does that sound…?
-Wow, that’s unbelievable. [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ -That’s really —
Felt like there was an antelope grazing right in —
-Right in front of you. -Right in front of me. Dude, are you a little — Are you afraid or honored
that there’s an alligator on the loose in Chicago?
-[ Laughs ] -This is real. There’s an alligator
on the loose in Chicago, and they called it
Chance the Snapper. -Yes.
[ Laughter ] -And this is real.
And this is — look. -It’s a real thing.
-That’s the alligator’s face. That’s Chance the Snapper.
See it’s face? -Wow, it’s crazy.
-Now he’s saved. He’s okay.
He’s gonna be in the zoo. Do you have any words for
Chance, if he’s watching? -Oh, yeah, man.
Keep your head up. [ Laughter ] They got you locked down. They can have your body,
but they can’t have your mind. [ Laughter, cheers, applause ] -Fantastic!
Wow! That’s beautiful words.
That’s more than enough. Now, I want to talk about you
as a humanitarian, as well. You do so many good things,
really. I told you this before
when you were on the show. You donated a million dollars
to public schools in Chicago. -Yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ] -I think more people should
do that and take — set an example
and do what you do. And this year,
you just surprised everyone. You donated a million dollars
to mental-health services. -Yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ] -That’s very cool of you
to do that. What made you get involved with
the mental-health services? -I’ve just noticed that
there’s a higher frequency in, like, my friendships
or relationships where there’s, you know,
mental-health issues. It’s just closer to me
than I thought it was is, I guess, the best way to put it and a multitude of different
situations and relationships. And I think once I found out
about it and realized the stigma behind getting help
or getting treatment, me and the people
at Social Works, which is my nonprofit
in Chicago, came together
and put together a plan for supporting
a few already standing mental-health facilities
in Chicago that practice mental wellness
in a bunch of different ways, and then also creating
a new database for all the mental
healthcare facilities and programs and organizations
in Chicago so that people can find help
really easily and kind of get rid of the fear
behind getting help. You know what I mean?
-Good for you. I like what you’re doing.
[ Cheers and applause ] -That’s the answer.
-Talk about it. That’s really cool.
I like that you do that.

Comments (100)

  1. 0;2 when chance Realizes he was supposed to bring up the album not jimmy and he fucked everything up

  2. I never realized how handsome he was!

  3. He can eat a bag of dicks.

  4. CHILDISH GAMBINO, not Beyoncé; CHILDISH GAMBINO. FINALLY, someone clarified WHO THE FUCK the star of THE LION KING is

  5. He literally glows!

  6. I love chance even more now hes a really good guy, mental health issues are so serious, i suffer myself sometimes so i get it its hard to talk about and not much help without the stigma

  7. He’s sooo cuteeee

  8. Donald Glover wasn’t very good at the voice of Simba- it was so relaxed

  9. You may not wish to believe it… But, GOD is the only reason this little place you call EARTH is still being held together… If you only knew what you really lived on… You would understand how fragile life really is and you would also forget about everything else other than THE MISSION: To exponentially inspire a new age philosophical renaissance movement by spreading unconditional Honor, Respect, LOVE, LIGHT and peace worldwide, perpetually ending ignorance and poverty through a righteous process of METANOIA by 2020… One country, One neighborhood, and ONE HEART at a TIME!! (someone… steal this… please)?

  10. uhhhh… yawn? 😉

  11. Who’s chance in the lion king

  12. It bugs me that Chance can pull off just about any hat.

  13. lowkey actually wouldn’t mind if chance was simba instead 🤔🤔🤔

  14. Need that childish gambino and chance the rapper album

  15. Chance is definitely high af 😂 he trynna keep it together 😂

  16. It’d be fwea if chance the rapper and i hung out for a day 😂😂

  17. grapefruit technique

  18. What happened to his hairline, bro is going bald

  19. Easiest money in the world

  20. Congrats to chance thats where the money at

  21. When's that chance the rapper kit-kat album coming out

  22. We just got to see Mufasa die again in 4K I don’t know if that’s good or not😭

  23. Lmao he said yeah, keep your head up they got you locked up they can have your body but they can’t have your mind 😂😅

  24. That nigga got a big ol head 😆😆

  25. Who else closed their eyes? 😂

  26. He looks so healthy! I’m genuinely happy for him💕

  27. He should have talked about Steven universe

  28. Chance the rappers sucks

  29. he voiced the bushbaby and antelope

  30. Am I the only one who doesn't know what an antelope is?

  31. Favorite rapper! Lyrics aren't just a bunch of innuendos, but about real life.

  32. The antelope grazing sounded an awful like me binge eating leftover pizza

  33. He’s not wearing that hat, the hats sitting on top on his head.

  34. I freaking love this dude so so much!😭

  35. One cool cat 🙏🏻🖤

  36. Screw you for ditching Aus mofo

  37. I love a few of this guys song.
    But I fucking respect his attitude.

  38. Chance cancelled a music festival in Australia because he was sick but is on Jimmy Fallon the same day he would of had to fly here…

  39. pretty sure he talking bout Vic Mensa

  40. We need more people around like Chance.

  41. looks pretty healthy for someone that cancelled a headline Australian festival slot 🙂

  42. No hate to Donald Glover, but I honestly would much rather see chance as Simba in the remake.

  43. So glad he fixed his hat

  44. When you are a better interviewee and role model then you are of a “rapper”

  45. He is going to be in Steven Universe The Movie !!!!! I' m so excited !!!!

  46. "I'm so serious right now." Bruh 💀🤣

  47. "Keep your head up!". Haaaha

  48. he kinda looks like ice cube when he frowns

  49. The guest: does literally anything
    Jimmy: ThATs AmAzINg woW 😍😍😍

  50. My nigga just straight up canceled so many shows in Europe

  51. Every time he says AAND…🙂

  52. Jimmy looks coked out

  53. I wana be like Chance

  54. He’s so serious lol

  55. This bug eye alien 👽 looking guy

  56. Him and childish are the best duo that nobody ever knew we needed

  57. Are sure you are in this movie 😂

  58. He played one of the small rodent-looking animals in the jungle where Timon & Pumbaa live lol he had one line

  59. Chance: Talks very serious about the great humanitarian work he’s doing

    Jimmy: GoOd FOr yUO

  60. The antelope sounded like a Minecraft zombie in the sunlight

  61. y’all he high af love it

  62. He’s so cute yet so ugly 😍

  63. Wheres the 3 hat, chancelor?

  64. Chance the Rapper is apart of dispelling the myth of mental illness in the black community and the global community.

  65. Did everybody in comments legit missed "Keep you head up" joke, that was so clever come on

  66. Is it just me or Jimmy Fallon looks a little cracked out here?

  67. i love his laugh

  68. Chance be hiding that slanted hairline with the hat bruh, haha

  69. Does he not look like a turtle/frog to anyone else?????

  70. I'm the guy who knows about "nostalgia" 😂😂 chance fans gon get that

  71. Chance is so down to earth! Cool man! ❤️

  72. Yo chance I’m glad you did that for your state. Helped their mental facilities was a great thing to do. I’m from Louisiana an I got to a mental facility I have schizo-affective disorder an it messes with me but because of the good service in my life from the mental facility I go to an the medicine and shot I get im ok 👌🏾 I’m good an I know I still have a shot in the world but I have good support within my family also but I just want to say that was a nice thing to do Chance an May god bless your soul for that.

  73. This interview need to become viral. A young man helping his community and supporting schools and mental health facility. Let's praise the positivity around us.

  74. Chance the rapper is hilarious and he’s not even trying 😂😂😂😂

  75. I love how Chance is still confused as to why he was given that opportunity 😂😂

  76. “secret”

    posts it on youtube


  77. He was an actual animal in the Lion King! A little bushbaby I think it’s called! 😂


  79. I'd lovebif every background animal sound was chance the rapper

  80. This is so refreshing to watch. There’s nothing more annoying and hypocritical than sitting and watching a person in fame and power complain about all the problems in America and then sit and do nothing about it especially when they have the opportunity and influence of thousands to make a difference. Chance has demonstrated the qualities a role model. It’s incredible that he is taking his hard earned money fame and giving back to this country. We need more people like this 🌍

  81. “ all she needed was some “

  82. I did it think it was a secret his name was in the credits

  83. Something about chance is off

  84. how can you not love this man with your soul

  85. Chance the snapper should get an Instagram. 😎

  86. Childish gambino looks a lot like Donald Glover

  87. “Keep your head away from windows, keep your arms inside the ride, trust me with your body, trust me with your life” -Chance(Windows/Surf)

  88. Wow you can really tell this guy loves his wife.

  89. did chances fore-head get bigger, or is it his lineup

  90. glad they never got to the album


  92. He looks like the fish on the movie on the hook lol

  93. Shouts to Nostalgia from 10 Day

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