Will Ferrell on being sampled on JAY Z and Kanye West’s “N!ggas In Paris”


Actor and comedian Will Ferrell sat down with MTV recently, and discussed how he felt about being sampled by Jay-Z and Kanye West as part of a short-but-hilarious interlude during Watch The Throne‘s “Niggas In Paris”.

Kanye reached out to me and I said, ‘Of course’ I was completely flattered when they asked if they could sample me into the song … and when I heard it for the first time, I just started to laugh because it felt so surreal. But I really did like the song.

We were trying to film a piece that they would use on the video boards of their concert, but haven’t gotten it together — and the whole process has opened his eyes to an entirely new career opportunity: Being the go-to sample guy on the hip hop circuit. I think [something from] ‘Step Brothers’ would be good [to use in a song]. Or the Woody Allen movie I did, ‘Melinda and Melinda.’

Forget those other films, Anchorman is the guy with the bars.