Kanye Won’t Be in Spike Lee’s Chiraq After All

Kanye West. Photo: Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango

Early pre-Cannes reports of Spike Lee's Chiraq had pegged Kanye West as one of the musical comedy's stars. Unfortunately, Yeezus won't be gracing the big screen with his presence after all. "Contrary to published reports, Kanye West will not be starring in Chiraq," one of West's reps told Vulture in a statement. "However, there are discussions for West's possible involvement in the film's soundtrack, schedule permitting." Until further notice, it looks like Common, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jennifer Hudson are still involved in the modern-day twist on Aristophanes's Lysistrata. (But Yeezy, why have you forsaken us?) Hopefully Yeezymas will come early this year and he'll decide to stay for the soundtrack.