Jon Heder Wanted Money for Jay-Z and Kanye West Song
As everyone knows, the best exchange on ‘N—-s in Paris’ isn’t between Kanye West and Jay-Z, the rappers behind the ‘Watch the Throne’ single, but rather between actors Jon Heder and Will Ferrell. “I don’t even know what that means,” Heder famously says, cutting in just after ‘Ye’s verse in a bit of dialogue sampled from the 2007 film ‘Blades of Glory.’ Farrell’s memorable response: “No one knows what it means, but it’s provocative!”
As it turns out, Heder really doesn’t know what it means. In a recent interview with Fuse TV, the ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ actor said he’s “not quite sure” why ‘Ye and Jay sampled that bit of dialogue, but he figures it’s a compliment.
He also joked that when he first heard about his unauthorized cameo, he thought about making a little bank.
“What’s going on here?” Heder told Fuse, sharing the question he asked his management when he first heard the song. “Is there some kind of compensation happening?”
The comedian said he was subsequently told that “the glory of the song is your compensation,” and once he acquainted himself with the track and reveled in its smoothness, he was down with it.
Responding to the question of whether he now feels like he’s part of music history, Heder told Fuse that we should perhaps hold off on calling ‘Watch the Throne’ an all-time classic.
“We have to give it probably a few more years to see if it’s history,” he said.
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