Popular US rapper, Kendrick Lamar, is set to make his acting debut in the next episode of ‘Power’, a Starz original series.
The STARZ network announced that a “special guest” is coming to the 50 Cent-produced drama Power via Twitter over the weekend and it turns out that the special guest is Kendrick Lamar, who is making his acting debut.
— Power (@Power_STARZ) July 24, 2018
— Power (@Power_STARZ) July 25, 2018
It is understood that the Grammy-winning rapper will play opposite rapper 50 Cent in an episode titled ‘Happy Birthday’.
“Kendrick is a once in a generation talent and Courtney, 50 and I felt it would be exciting to create a role for him in ‘Power’,” said Mark Camton, executive producer.
“Everyone involved is thrilled to have him join the family.”
The crime drama, set in New York, was created by Courtney Kemp and is executive produced by Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson.
Power is now in its fifth season and airs this Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.
The fifth season of “Power” premiered on July 1 and, according to the network, grew 40% in VOD viewing and 9% in total average audience over season four.
Executive producers include Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon. The show is also produced by G-Unit Films and Television and Atmosphere Entertainment MM.