'Black Panther 2': Kendrick Lamar wants to play a villain
Rapper who curated and produced the blockbuster film's soundtrack says Erik Killmonger was "misunderstood."
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"Come on, I got to now!" Lamar said. He went on to say he enjoyed Michael B. Jordan's character, villain Erik Killmonger. "He was a villain but he was loved and misunderstood," Lamar said. "So if I could, I'd play a Killmonger for sure."
Lamar said it was a "privilege" to be involved with the groundbreaking hit film, and that the film "is something that not only stands within its moment but stands within time."
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