The Throne’s hit single “Ni--as in Paris” is sitting comfortably atop the Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B Charts and it’s so popular, in fact, that Jay-Z and Kayne West have opted to perform the track multiple times during each stop on their Watch the Throne tour. In addition to the introduction of “cray,” one of the song’s highlights is the Will Ferrell dialog from Blades of Glory, which peppers the lyrics. The actor and comedian told MTV News this week that the collaboration made it completely reasonable for him to buy “a V-neck sweater made out of nothing but diamonds.”
"Kanye reached out to me and I said, 'Of course,' " Ferrell told MTV News via e-mail. "I was completely flattered when they asked if they could sample me into the song ... and when I heard it for the first time, I just started to laugh because it felt so surreal. But I really did like the song."
Ferell admitted that after hearing the single, he also hoped to contribute to The Throne’s live show. "We were trying to film a piece that they would use on the video boards of their concert, but haven't gotten it together," he said, brainstorming other clips that might compliment rap songs. "I think [something from] Step Brothers would be good [to use in a song]," he wrote. "Or the Woody Allen movie I did, Melinda and Melinda."
Most importantly, however, being featured on one of the hottest hip-hop singles of the year has done a service for Will Ferell’s swag. "It makes me feel very good," he said. "And completely justified for buying a V-neck sweater made out of nothing but diamonds."