FOX’s ‘Cleveland’ moves West, Kanye West

03.18.09 9 years ago

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You’ll have to wait for the fall to hear him, but Kanye West will be guest-voicing on “The Cleveland Show.”

“The Cleveland Show,” premiering next fall on FOX, is a spinoff from the popular “Family Guy,” following Cleveland Brown (Mike Henry) as he departs Rhode Island and moves to Virginia with his high school sweetheart (Sanaa Lathan), her kids and his own 14-year-old son.

In addition to West, other confirmed guest voices for “The Cleveland Show” include “Saturday Night Live” Jason Sudeikis, Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson and Arianna Huffington.

FOX doesn’t have all that much information on when the 12-time Grammy winner’s episode on “The Cleveland Show” is going to air, but he’ll be voicing Kenny West, archenemy of Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson). The two will engage in a rap battle over high school hottie Chanel, who will be voiced by Henson.

West is on a FOX roll, having performed on a recent episode of “American Idol.” Musically, he’s also doing pretty well. His album “808s & Heartbreak” has sold more than 1.5 million copies since dropping in November 2008. The single “Heartless” has been a runaway smash.

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