Here's confirmation about an urgent and horrifying news story: Kanye West appears in "Anchorman 2." Set photos of West filming a scene in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" arrived online on Friday.
West's role in the film, which was spoiled earlier this week, is of the cameo variety. The rap superstar appears during a brawl among rival news teams -- a scene that, in description, sounds similar to the news brawl in the first "Anchorman" film.
West, wearing a wig that looks leftover from Robert Downey Jr.'s "Tropic Thunder" dressing room, is shown brandishing a hockey stick as a weapon.
"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is out in theaters on Dec. 20, meaning director Adam McKay and his production team have just about seven months to get the film finished and released. Other major stars with cameos in "Anchorman 2" include Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sacha Baron Cohen and Nicole Kidman. McKay has downplayed the star power of "Anchorman 2," however, joking to TheWrap that Leonardo DiCaprio and deceased actor Cesar Romero would also appear in the film. Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate and Kristen Wiig all star in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues."