Tracee Ellis Ross Wants Kanye West to Appear as a Doctor on ABC's ‘Black-ish’
At a recent Emmy panel, actress Tracee Ellis Ross of ABC's Black-ish revealed that she wants Kanye West to appear as a doctor on the show.
Ross, who plays Dr. Rainbow Johnson, an anesthesiologist married to Anthony Anderson's Andre Johnson says she believes West would be a good fit on the show and she's already come up with a plotline for the "All Day" rapper.
"I think he should be a doctor working with my character, Rainbow," Ross said according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Dre [Anderson] gets worried Rainbow is going to have an affair with him, but Rainbow has no interest."
As noted by XXL, West had a small role in the Anchorman sequel alongside Will Ferrell and Steve Carell; five years prior, he made a cameo as himself in the Adam Sandler vehicle The Love Guru.
Back in 2006, Tracee Ellis Ross made a cameo in Yeezy's "Touch The Sky" video alongside actress Nia Long and Pamela Anderson.
Following the finale of Season 1, the cast of Empire joined forces and offered up suggestions of famous musicians and influential people they want to guest star on Season 2. Suggestions included Mariah Carey, Denzel Washington, Beyoncé, Black Thought and, of course, Mr. West. That may not be too far fetched since he's reportedly had such an influence on the show.
Danny Strong, one of the show's writers, revealed last month that he was inspired by a Shakespeare play and Kanye West interviews while writing for the hip-hop soap.
"I was in my car in L.A., and I was driving around, and I heard a news story about Puffy, and I just thought, 'Hip-hop is so cool. That's what I should do next, something in hip-hop,'" Strong said, according to Vulture. "And I immediately began thinking King Lear and The Lion in Winter, and that's how I work. I go to classical archetypes."
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