Lil Dicky Explains Why Kanye West Didn’t Play Himself in “Earth” Music Video

Lil Dicky has a lot of love for Kanye West — calling him his “hero” — but that wasn’t enough to get him on the horn to play himself in Dicky’s epic Earth music video.

TMZ caught up with the rapper out Monday in NYC, and asked him why the role of Ye had to be played by Kevin Hart. Tons of other celebs lent their voices to animal characters in the vid — Justin Bieber is a baboon, Ariana Grande a zebra, Halsey a lion cub, Adam Levine a group of vultures, Wiz Khalifa a skunk, and so on.

No animal treatment for animated Kanye though. 

Leonardo DiCaprio played himself and wasn’t an animal, but Dicky credits him for helping him take the passion project to the next level. Not so for Kanye, but Dicky told us why he still had to include him in the video. 

Dicky told Rolling Stone he waited until the video was nearly complete so Kanye would be the last one to see it — but eventually, he just ran out of time, and couldn’t wait on Ye.

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