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Chance the Rapper is hosting a revival of MTV’s Punk’d
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Chance the Rapper is hosting a revival of MTV’s Punk’d

Megan Thee Stallion is set to be one of the victims of the musician’s tricks on video platform Quibi’s reboot of the infamous show

Chance the Rapper will host the upcoming revival of MTV’s infamous show, Punk’d.

The musician is taking over from Ashton Kutcher – who hosted and produced the original series – on new short-form video platform Quibi. “Punk’d is one of MTV’s most iconic franchises,” Chance the Rapper told Deadline. “I grew up watching this show, and it’s surreal to be in the driver’s seat this time around.”

In a teaser trailer for the series, Megan Thee Stallion is revealed to be one of Chance the Rapper’s victims, “punk’d” with a ‘gorilla’ in a car park.

First announced in June last year, the reboot is set to debut on April 6 – the day Quibi launches – and will feature around 20 episodes, each 10-minutes or less. The series will be produced by STXtelevision in association with MTV Studios, and will see Chance the Rapper executive producing with Punk’d’s original co-creator Jason Goldberg. 

The original show ran from 2002 to 2007, and came back for season-long stints in 2012 and 2015. Punk’d saw Kutcher prank a variety of celebrities before jumping out at them and declaring them “punk’d” at the end of the clip.

Quibi was founded in 2018 by film film producer and ex-Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, and is set to launch in April this year.