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Without a movie deal in the works, Kanye West has already cast a lead role.

The rapper, who has once again found himself at the centre of yet another controversy this week, revealed he wants Jamie Foxx to play him should a film based on his life ever be made.

One of the “Jesus Walks” hitmaker’s many Instagram posts this week included one where he asked his 17.9 million followers who should play him in a “Ye Movie.”

The pair collaborated several times throughout their respective glittering careers, with their first link-up being in 2003 for Foxx and Twista’s “Slow Jamz” and for the 2005 track “Gold Digger.”

Also in 2005, West was guest featured on Foxx’s track “Extravaganza.”

West praised Foxx as “one of the greatest geniuses” in the entertainment industry. Foxx won an Oscar and a Golden Globe honour in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the drama “Ray.”

It comes as West this week cruelly mocked Gabriella Karefa-Johnson’s style choices for not approving of his widely condemned merchandise, which featured “White Lives Matter” T-shirts.

Front-row guest Jaden Smith left the show immediately when he saw the designs. West was subsequently criticized by a phalanx of journalists, activists and public figures.

Supermodel Gigi Hadid is among his most notable detractors. She blasted West while defending Vogue editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson in a heated Instagram comment.

Kanye West wants Jamie Foxx to play him in a movie
The pair have collaborated on a series of songs throughout their respective glittering careers. WireImage
Kanye West wants Jamie Foxx to play him in a movie
West called Foxx “one of the greatest geniuses.” Kevin Winter

“You wish u had a percentage of her intellect. You have no idea haha…If there’s actually a point to any of your s–t she might be the only person that could save u,” Hadid, 27, wrote under a post West shared. 

Vogue ultimately shared a statement in support of their employee. 

“Vogue stands with Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, our global fashion editor at large and longtime contributor. She was personally targeted and bullied. It is unacceptable,” the magazine wrote.

“Now more than ever, voices like hers are needed and in a private meeting with Ye today she once again spoke her truth in a way she felt best, on her terms.”

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