Does Lil Boat have Oscar potential?
Lil Yachty has followed in the footsteps of many a hip-hop great with his debut acting role in Teen Titans Go!: Andre 3000, T.I., Mos Def, Ice Cube, Lil' Bow Wow and now, Lil Yachty. Lil Boat's character in the movie is the lil' Green Lantern of whose powers Yachty said, “I’m not too mad about the ring power, the ring can do anything, it makes winds if I need it to, I can make a teleportation port, pretty much anything he wants.”
On dipping his toe into acting, Lil Yachty said he is "definitely taking acting serious" and that he's been trying to bridge the gap from music to movies for a while now: “I was telling my manager multiple times that I was wanting to get into the movies and he made it happen.” Specifically, he'd been interested in "the animated part of the business."
As much as he's interested in acting, Yachty isn't wasting this opportunity to get his music some more exposure. The theme song for the new movie is the classic Teen Titans theme song, but remixed with a couple verses from Lil Boat.
Yachty will be starring alongside comedians like Will Arnett and Jimmy Kimmel and the pop-star Halsey.