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The rap trio Migos wants to put its stamp on the highly-anticipated remake of “The Lion King.”
On Sunday, Migos member Quavo posted his plea for the trio to make their Hollywood debut in the upcoming live-action remake, which already has an all-star cast including Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Alfree Woodard and Keegan-Michael Key.
“Call us,” Quavo tweeted to Disney about the group playing the three hyenas.
One problem, though. Key, comedian Eric Andre and actress Florence Kasumba have already been cast as hyenas in the new film, slated to premiere July 19, 2019.
The group’s fans were on board.
Migos wants roles as the three hyenas in Lion King??? Please please PLEASE let that happen 😂. I'm laughing already!— KG (@KyngKG) November 6, 2017
Somebody start a petition for Migos to play the hyenas in the new Lion King. This needs to happen people— Chicken Nuggets (@TSundsmo) November 6, 2017
Migos as the hyenas would be the highlight of my life— tanner (@The_tburke_) November 6, 2017
Twitter users offered numerous examples of how the group’s signature phraseology would fit right into the “Lion King” script.
imagine the legendary adlibs migos would produce if they played as the 3 hyenas in lion king— Moe (@MoeAlayan) November 5, 2017
If Migos are the Hyenas,— BLK (@BLKdot_) November 6, 2017
Scar - “Did you kill Simba?”
Takeoff - “Does it look like we killed Simba?”
Offset & Quavo - “ Ran yeah,that way” https://t.co/tW5OmrjXsA
As with many social media campaigns, Migos didn’t quite have everyone on board for the possibility of the group members playing the hyenas, partially because the parts were already cast to begin with.
People begging for Migos to be cast as hyenas in Lion King and I’m pretty sure they already cast those characters pic.twitter.com/qpbI7KL9hX— Save The Crew (@AlexKnerem) November 6, 2017
As funny as it would be to see the hyenas played by the Migos, how is everyone ignoring that they are already casted and on the poster!— Frankie (@fn_xlvi) November 6, 2017