If the fight scene in “The Anchorman” didn’t give Will Ferrell instant street cred, then being sampled by Jay-Z and Kanye West has to. Ferrell voice as figure skater Chaz Michael Michaels and the voice of co-star Jon Heder were taken from the movie “Blades of Glory” and used in the song “Niggas In Paris” off the Jay-Z and Kanye West album “Watch The Throne“.
“We’re gonna skate to one song and one song only.” – Chaz Michael Michaels
“I don’t even know what that means” – Jimmy MacElroy
“No one knows what it means, but it’s provocative.” – Chaz Michael Michaels
“No it’s not it’s gross” – Jimmy MacElroy
“It gets the people going” – Chaz Michael Michaels
When asked about the collaboration Ferrell said,
“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.”
Here’s the film clip used for the song…
Here’s a cool photo the Jay-Z and Ferrell.
Here’s another great performance by Ferrell, this time with Dave Grohl.