Rush Limbaugh may feel that Idris Elba shouldn’t be the next James Bond but Kanye West does. British newspaper The Sun caught up with Ye and he showed Elba much support.
“James Bond is a role made for British actors and you won’t find a British actor who has the talent of Idris,” Yeezus said. “To be honest you won’t find many anywhere who have his talent…A black Bond would be visionary no doubt.”
Talks of Elba playing Bond began after a leaked email sent by Sony Pictures chairman Amy Pascal said “Idris should be the next Bond.” She had sent the email to Elizabeth Cantillon, who was the executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures where the Bond flicks are produced.
Elba seems open to taking the role and recently took to Twitter to respond to his naysayers. If he did accept the role, he would be the first African American James Bond.