Will Ferrell Talks Being Praised By Kanye West, Recalls The Time He Met George W. Bush
By Tina Smithers Peckham
Will Ferrell received the mother of all compliments… from whom you'd least expect.
During his appearance on What What Happens Life with Andy Cohen, The House star voiced his thoughts on being included in one of Kanye West's infamous Twitter rants back in 2016, in which the rapper tweeted, "I saw Zoolander 2 for the 2nd time. Will Ferrell has reached walking living breathing god status! His existence is a blessing."
The 49-year-old actor, who isn't actually on social media, caught wind of West's praise.
"My initial reaction was, 'It's about time,'" he said. "And I'm just glad someone recognized that."
Ferrell added that the hip-hop icon's shout-out earned him major respect from his children, 7-year-old Axel, 10-year-old Mattias and 13-year-old Magnus.
"That totally gave me full-on street cred for life," he confessed. "Thug life for life."
The Old School star -- who famously impersonated George W. Bush throughout his stint on Saturday Night Live -- also addressed the one time he met the 43rd U.S. President.
"I only interacted with him once when he was then Governor Bush, and he came by the SNL studios because they were doing one of those presidential clip shows, and they had Al Gore and Governor Bush introduce the beginning of the show," he explained. "They really wanted me to come down and say hi to him, and I said, 'Hello,' and I could tell he had no idea I played him."