Kendrick Lamar Wants To Be Villain In Next ‘Black Panther’

by : UNILAD on : 25 Feb 2018 20:56

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has revealed he’d be up for playing a villain in a Black Panther sequel.


In an interview with BBC Radio 1 he said he’d like to be a Killmonger in a follow-up to the smash Marvel film.

Kendrick even explained the route he’d like to take with the role, if given one, saying: 

I really enjoy Killmonger’s character, he was a villain but he came with that real talk. He was dropping them jewels.

He was a villain but he was loved and misunderstood. So if I could, I’d play a Killmonger for sure.


Lamar was the creative mastermind behind the hotly anticipated – and well received – Black Panther soundtrack.

The film – which is already being hailed as one of the greatest superhero movies of all time – was clearly a project close to Lamar’s heart.

According to Hot New Hip Hop, he said:

Marvel StudiosBlack Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director,

The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture.

I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.

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Lamar has also praised those involved with the creation of the soundtrack, which has stormed the charts at number one on the Billboard 200:

Respect to all the artist/producers that allowed me to execute a sound for the soundtrack,

The concept of producing and composing a project other than my own has always been ideal. I appreciate the experience love ones. Continue to be great.

Available to listen to right now, the soundtrack includes singles such as All the Stars and King’s Dead.


Based on Jack Kirby’s 1966 comic book series, Black Panther celebrates African culture, heritage and heroes with a depth and respect rarely seen in big budget Hollywood films.

Featuring Marvel’s first ever predominantly black cast, this has also become the top-grossing film by a black director; writer and director of both Rocky reboot Creed and the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station, Mr Ryan Coogler.

Black Panther is in cinemas worldwide, now.

Topics: Film and TV


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  2. Hot New Hip Hop

    Kendrick Lamar-Curated "Black Panther" Soundtrack Debuts At No. 1