What’s hip-hop’s Illuminati really like? “The Cleveland Show” recruits music’s biggest names—Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, will.i.am, and ?uestlove—to find out.
On the season premiere, “Menace II Secret Society,” rapper Kenny West (voiced by Kanye) invites his famous friends for a secret Illuminati meeting. will.i.am and ?uestlove’s characters argue about the dress code, while Bruno Mars name-drops every song he’s worked on.
“Hey, are we gonna raise global oil prices or what?” asks an annoyed Nicki. “I’ve got a doctor’s appointment to figure out why my hair’s turning pink.”
Kenny and ?uest then begin to play “Chopsticks” on the world’s biggest remote a la Tom Hanks in Big.
In a second teaser, Nicki, Bruno, will.i.am, and ?uestlove plot to kick Kenny West out of the secret society. “We’re trying to affect people on a global scale and he’s going on about ostriches, spaghetti wigs, and replacing his cat’s eyes with diamonds?” says Nicki while seated on Cleveland’s couch.
The episode will air Sunday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. on FOX.
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