‘Anchorman 2’ Director Says Kanye West’s Cameo ‘Went Great’

We know that Kanye West has a cameo in the upcoming comedy Anchorman 2, but given his tendency for diva-esque behavior, we can’t help but wonder how everyone else in the film reacted to his time on the set.

Turns out, West was pretty normal.

“He was great, and he was funny. He came up with a couple good lines on his own,” director Adam McKay told MTV News. “We did our usual style of do the written line, and then I would throw out alternate lines and we’d improvise. He was completely cool and game.”

West filmed his brief cameo back in May, with many media publications picking up on photos of the rapper wearing an afro wig and carrying a hockey stick on the Anchorman 2 set in Atlanta.

He will appear in the news team brawl sequence, which sounds like it will be similar to the cameo-themed melee from the first film.

“He even showed up for an extra quarter of a day where he had no speaking lines,” McKay continued. “He was just kind of in the group fight sequence, and he was having so much fun that he came back to do that.”

Entertainer Drake was also spotted on the Anchorman 2 set last month, and filmed a cameo in New York. The film sees all of Anchorman‘s original cast returning, as well as a number of celebrity cameos. Among the cast are: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Christina Applegate, Harrison Ford, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

While keeping certain film roles and cameos under wraps is next to impossible these days, McKay tries to look on the bright side of a spoiled surprise.

“It’s a good thing that people care that much,” he said. “No one was hiding in the bushes when we were shooting Talladega Nights to see if Sacha Baron Cohen was on set. That wasn’t happening at all, so it’s a very good sign that people are that excited.”

Are you looking forward to Anchorman 2? You can check out an image of Kanye West on the set here.

[Image via: Tyler Curtis]