• Wed, Apr 23 - 10:59 am ET

Does James Franco Really Expect Us To Believe Kanye Asked Him To Do The ‘Bound 2′ Spoof For His Wedding?

Seth Rogen James Franco Bound 2 parody

I hope you’re ready to say “Uhh, yeah right, James Franco” after you read this new quote. You should be pretty used to saying that by now, since pretty much everything he does inspires that kind of reaction. But this one is especially ridiculous. During a recent visit to The View, James claimed that Kanye West wanted him and Seth Rogen to recreate their infamous “Bound 2″ parody as part of his wedding festivities. To say I think he’s lying is an understatement.

“Kim loved the video, and we didn’t hear back from Kanye, so we kind of felt like ‘he’s not bashing us, but he probably hates it but he’s not going to say anything.’ But then two weeks ago, we got a call from Kanye. Seth and I were on the phone. We thought he was just going to let us have it. But he loved it! And I’m pretty sure I can say it now because I’m pretty sure it’s not going to happen: he wanted us to perform it live the night before his wedding at Versailles.”

Sorry, but I don’t believe that happened for one second. This is Kanye West we’re talking about. He might crack an almost-genuine smile every hundred years, and Kim may have said on Twitter that he loved the spoof, but I don’t buy it for a second. I especially don’t buy that he would take time out of his busy schedule being Kanye West to call Seth Rogen and James Franco on the phone. I expect that not only does Kanye not know who either of them are, but that he also doesn’t know how to use a phone. Just yelling should be enough to get people’s attention, right? Oh, and of course I really don’t believe he asked them to perform something mocking his art the night before his fancy French wedding.

Perhaps it was a prank call from an impressionist. After all, James Franco seems to be a little confused about technology, or so he claimed after that whole “flirting with an underage girl via Instagram” publicity stunt controversy. Here’s why James says they ultimately decided not to do it:

“It would have been awesome for about 20 seconds, but then there would be Seth with his shirt off in front all the Kardashians.”

Or you might have decided not to do it because you never got the offer in the first place, you liar liar pants on fire. Seriously, if you want us to believe something you say, don’t say that Kanye West showed a sense of humor. That’s like the first rule of lying.

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  • M_G

    Hmm….well, I don’t know if this actually happened or not (probably not…..like, 99% sure not). But if it DID happen, I can see this as being a set-up wherein Kanye embarrasses the duo for his own amusement (just picturing them on stage and a bucket of pig’s blood falling on them). I don’t buy that Kanye has a sense of humor or humility, but I DO buy that he would be the hands-down bitchiest mean girl of all time.

    • Jill O’Rourke

      Haha, interesting theory.