Comedian Seth Rogen has revealed that he turned down a basketball game with Kanye West because he was “so hungover”.
Rogen revealed his run-in with the hip-hop megastar to Rolling Stone during an episode of their video series ‘First Times’, which you can watch below.
Recalling the first time he met Kanye, Rogen said: “About 12 years ago my house was right round the corner from a personal trainer who trains famous people, and he trained Kanye West. One morning I was leaving my house and Kanye West jogged by me and said ‘you’re a funny motherfucker’!”
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Two weeks later Rogen was sleeping in on the weekend after a heavy night’s drinking when he heard his wife answer a call on the intercom system. “She goes, ‘Who is this?’ and then I heard her go, ‘Kanye’ who?'” Rogen recalled.
“And then I was like, ‘Oh, no! It’s Kanye West!’ And I ran downstairs, and he was literally standing downstairs with a basketball under his arm and was like, ‘You wanna come play?’ – like he was just a kid in the neighborhood. And I was like, ‘Dude, I’m so hungover. I can’t do this.’ I’ve run into him periodically over the years. And I love Kanye West.”
Rogen’s next feature is the movie Good Boys, which he is co-producing with his Superbad writing partner Evan Goldberg. Earlier today (August 2) the film was embroiled in controversy after it was reported that a complaint has reportedly been filed after a stand-in child actor was photographed on set with make-up applied to seemingly darken his face.
Hill called it “a beautiful experience”, but also said his sister didn’t speak to him for a week because she didn’t agree with supporting West after his recent controversies, including wearing a Make America Great Again hat.