Hip-hop’s Illuminati will be coming to a TV show near you this fall, when Kanye West and Nicki Minaj appear in an upcoming episode of “The Cleveland Show.”
The rap stars will appear on the show alongside Will.i.am, Bruno Mars, and The Roots’ drummer ?uestlove during an episode about the secret society.
Reports say the musicians will play themselves and contribute original music.
“We have a rap Illuminati episode that’s going to be happening,” Mike Henry, who voices Cleveland on the show, revealed recently. “We have an episode where Kanye and Will.i.am, playing himself, and Nicki Minaj, playing herself, and Bruno Mars, playing himself, and ?uestlove — they’re all part of the rap Illuminati, the secret group that controls pop culture.
“Cleveland inadvertently breaks into it and then it’s how he will either bring them down or they’ll bring him down,” adds executive producer Rich Appel. “We have a couple of original songs with Kanye and will and Bruno, I mean, all of them, it was great.”
When the episode will air was unknown at press time.
However, the third season of “The Cleveland Show” kicks off September 25 on Fox.
Kanye previously appeared on the show late last year, spoofing himself, but as the animated character “Kenny West,” a famous local rapper who’s failed rap career has left him homeless.