NEW YORK — Aziz Ansari has been keeping pretty busy lately, working on everything from his full-time “Parks and Recreation” gig to a buzzed-about cameo in Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Otis” music video last year.
After Ansari’s feature in the Watch the Throne clip and his and Kanye’s joint participation in Nike’s Kobe System videos, fans are speculating about the pair’s next step together. Could a musical partnership be in the works?
Not anytime soon, according to Ansari. MTV News caught up with the comedian in Central Park, where he was taking time off from his busy schedule to rep his inner Tom Haverford and ceremonially mow a stretch of grass for New York City’s Central Park Conservancy.
After safely dismounting his lawnmower, Ansari told us of his pal ’Ye, “We [collaborated] on the video, but music-wise, not at this point. I haven’t dipped my hat into that ring.”
In the meantime, divert your attention to Ansari’s newest standup special, “Dangerously Delicious.” Following in the footsteps of Louis C.K., Aziz’s hour-long special was released exclusively for download on his site for $5 and is as fresh as it is hilarious. The comedian guarantees there are no overlaps with his Buried Alive Tour material, so even if you are going to see him at Montclair, New Jersey’s Wellmont Theatre next week, you can treat yo’self with this special — and continue to hope for more Kanye/Aziz magic in the future.
What is your favorite Kanye/Aziz collabo so far? Are you crossing your fingers for a joint musical venture? Let us know in the comments!