Kanye West made an unlikely cameo in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, but it’s not the blockbuster credit that some fans may have expected.
Fans noticed what appears to be a Yeezy mural in the background of a scene starring Edward Norton in the Rian Johnson-directed film, with the artwork showing Kanye looking like a prophet wearing a white robe while holding a chalice and a torch.
“Uhm… On Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, is this Kanye West,” one eagle-eyed viewer tweeted before a Kanye West fan account picked up the clip days later after the murder mystery arrived on Netflix for Christmas weekend.
Many were thrown off by the Ye cameo considering several brands and organizations have cut ties with the Chicago-bred mogul following his recent flurry of antisemitic remarks, but the sequel began filming in September 2021 long before his damaging comments.
Kanye West appears in the movie Knives Out glass onion 👀 #kanyewest pic.twitter.com/wWG42GTIxl
— YE²⁴ yefanatics (@yefanatics) December 26, 2022
The sequel to 2019’s Knives Out, Glass Onion received a limited-theater release in November before making its streaming debut on Netflix last week. The film finds Daniel Craig reprising his role as the private investigator Benoit Blanc, alongside a new cast comprised of Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson and more.
According to Variety, Netflix estimates that 35 million households tuned into Glass Onion over the holiday weekend.
Kanye West, meanwhile, has laid low this holiday season, keeping his name out of the spotlight and the headlines. However, his ex-wife Kim Kardashian recently appeared on Angie Martinez’s IRL podcast where she admitted co-parenting with Ye is “really fucking hard.”
“If they don’t know the things that are being said or what’s happening in the world, why would I ever bring that energy to them?” she said of her four kids and the drama surrounding their father. “That’s really heavy grown-up shit that they’re not ready to deal with. That they are not ready to deal with and when they are, we’ll have those conversations.
“I’ll be so prepared. But until then I’ll do anything to keep their life as normal as possible. One day my kids will thank me for sitting here and not bashing their dad when I could. All the crazy shit. They’ll thank me and I’ll privately answer anything that they want to know. It’s not my place anymore to jump in.”
Check out more reactions to Kanye’s Glass Onion cameo below.
Uhm… On Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, is this Kanye West?🤔 pic.twitter.com/gp5oKansq3
— Ally Pierreson™ (@pierresons) December 24, 2022
Estaba viendo #GlassOnion y de pronto… IS THAT KANYE?!? Lol pic.twitter.com/GjQQb9DnZ9
— valcal (@valerodriguez07) December 26, 2022
Bruh what’s Kanye doin in da #GlassOnion pic.twitter.com/Ur8eHrPTk2
— Jeff Greene (@ItsJeffGreene) November 28, 2022
me starting Glass Onion: oh heh this guy’s Elon
me noticing the Kanye mural at the end: pic.twitter.com/3DtzCGZKpU
— delrayser (Official) (@delrayser) December 24, 2022
Now this is all making perfect sense, I like this even more know. The dots are connecting. I love Knives Out 2.
Why does Miles have a painting of Kanye West in the background? 😂
— Carl 🦩 (@deadeditors_) December 25, 2022
Favorite part of Glass Onion was the Kanye West mural they obviously cut a reference to in light of recent events pic.twitter.com/ToUWljL92y
— Barnes & Noble copy of the Beatles “1” on vinyl (@flieldy) December 25, 2022