Monday 11 December 2017

Is Kanye up for ribbing and ridicule on Comedy Central Roast?

Kanye West accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards (AP)
Kanye West accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards (AP)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Rapper Kanye West is next on the hit list for Comedy Central Roast, the show which saw Justin Bieber torn to shreds for the viewing public's amusement by Shaquille O'Neal, Ludicrous and Martha Stewart. report that MTV parent company Viacom, which also owns Comedy Central are "confident" they can persuade the 38-year-old Yeezy star to play ball.

If he signs up he'll expose himself to mocking by friends, family, fans and comedians on the show.

Given his recent 11 minute rambling speech at the MTV VMAs and announcement he'll run for president in 2020 as well as his habit of interrupting awards speeches, and penchant for bigging himself up at every opportunity Kanye would be prime meat for a roasting.

While some quarters have suggested the presidential candidacy declaration was a joke, Kanye is someone who has always taken himself very seriously.

Earlier this year he was scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to partake in the #MeanTweets segment in which he would have read out mean tweets about himself. However, he pulled out of his appearance, with his reps citing his busy schedule as the reason for his no show.

Back in 2013 he fell out with Kimmel over a skit the comedian and presenter had done with children poking fun at an interview Kanye had done.

According to HollywoodLife, Comedy Central bosses think "it would be the best Roast yet".  Given he has married into the Kardashian klan they may have a point.

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