09/24/2013 08:29 am ET

Drake's 'Anchorman 2' Role Confirmed After He Approached Will Ferrell And Asked For It

Earlier this year, photos surfaced of Drake on the set of the upcoming "Anchorman" sequel, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," sporting an afro and '70s apparel. While Drake has copious acting experience from his early "Degrassi" days, the rapper recently revealed in an interview with Chelsea Handler that the "Anchorman" role was not easy to come by.

"I reached out to him," Drake told Handler. "'Anchorman' was a huge part of my life. I used to have this car that would allow you to play DVDs illegally through the front dash. It had a little screen where you could play movies. It would allow me to play movies so I would have 'Anchorman' on loop in my car. No music, just like 'Anchorman' consistently looping over and over and over. So, people would get in my car and you'd be mid-sex panther scene in 'Anchorman.'

"So I asked him if I could do it and him and [director Adam Kay] were phenomenal about it," he continued. "They let me be part of the scene, I got to improve, I got to interact with [Christina Applegate] and [Will Ferrell] and I got to look like Blue Ivy, seventies." (Earlier in the segment, Handler said a painting of baby Drake on the cover of "Nothing Was the Same," the rapper's new album, looks like Blue Ivy. She wasn't the first to notice.)

In addition to favorites from the original "Anchorman" film such as Ferrell and Applegate, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" also features cameos from stars including Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Kanye West, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler. The movie will hit theaters on Dec. 20.

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