A friend of Kanye told the Daily Star newspaper:
"He has been thinking about this this for a long, long time and he has been trading ideas with Will."Rather than take himself too seriously, he feels it has to be a comedy and not a preachy film."Kanye has always respected Will who was also featured in 'nig**s in Paris video."
He once said of the legendary actor:
"He is one of my personal gods. I would like Will Ferrell to play me in The Kanye West Story. Can you make that happen?"