Tyler, The Creator channels Jesus Christ in new voice acting role for ‘Big Mouth’

The rapper assumed the Holy role for the raunchy animation’s latest season.

Tyler, The Creator has voiced Jesus in the recent season six premiere of Big Mouth. The latest instalment of the adult animation — which chronicles the pubescent antics of two high schoolers — landed on Netflix late last week, and sees the rapper assume the holy role for a special guest appearance. During his cameo, Tyler’s Jesus appears complete with a halo ring to reassure a young Big Mouth character that dancing with a girl isn’t sacrilegious.

“I didn’t even make that rule up!” Tyler’s character says, “These white people made that up ’cause they couldn’t dance. They wanted everybody to suffer.” The rapper’s animated role joins a slew of Big Mouth’s fellow voice acting credits, with season six featuring guest spots from the likes of Jackass’ Steve-O, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, and Chris O’Dowd of Bridesmaids fame.  

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The series’ regular ensemble cast likewise returns for its latest outing, with co-creators Nick Kroll and John Mulaney reprising their roles as teenagers Nick and Andrew, respectively. Elsewhere, Maya Rudolph again inhabits the loud-mouthed puberty monster Connie, while Jordan Peele, Jenny Slate and June Diane Raphael similarly return to their school-aged characters. 

Tyler’s Big Mouth appearance marks his most recent foray into voice acting, having contributed his vocals to both the Grand Theft Auto video game series and Cartoon Network’s slacker animation Regular Show. More recently, Tyler was referenced this year in the ninth season of Beavis And Butt-Head, when the titular animated duo shared their thoughts on the music video for his 2017 Flower Boy track, SEE YOU AGAIN

In 2017, Tyler’s co-created animated series enjoyed a two-season run on Adult Swim, a network home to fellow raunchy cartoons Rick & Morty, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers, among others. Tyler’s guest spot aired days before Big Mouth was renewed for a seventh season, following news that its spinoff Netflix series Human Resources (which focuses on the show’s hormone monsters) was likewise greenlit for a sophomore instalment.