Kendrick Lamar makes his acting debut on Power. The Starz drama also features fellow musician 50 Cent.
A teaser for Lamar's guesting on the television series was released last weekend. His scenes will be featured on next Sunday's episode. Lamar plays the role of a homeless man who encourages 50 Cent to buy some gift cards from his stall.
Later in the scene, Lamar distracts another character so 50 Cent could shoot the man while riding a bicycle. Following the shooting, Lamar asks 50 Cent if he can take the man's wallet, and the latter tells him he can also the man's shoes.
Crackhead Kendrick x 50 pic.twitter.com/SPuJYFoEsr — ansari (@sarmadhansari) July 29, 2018
'Power' Creator Talks Kendrick Lamar's Casting
Prior to Lamar's casting, Courtney Kemp, the creator and also the producer of Power, said that the singer was the one that expressed his desire to appear on the drama. Kemp also said that Lamar and 50 Cent are such good friends, which is why they regularly hang out with each other.
"He's really gifted, tremendously gifted. I mean it's a total transformation. It's not a version of Kendrick Lamar that you've ever seen before. So it's very exciting," said Kemp.
Kendrick Lamar's Fans React To His Cameo
Following the release of the latest Power teaser, fans of Lamar could not help but rave over the rapper's acting. One fan said that Lamar is a great actor. Another fan said that Lamar stole the show from 50 Cent and the other cast of Power. The same person said that he will not be surprised if Lamar got an Emmy nomination for his cameo.
Another Lamar fan was so surprised by the fact that his idol does not only rap and sing but acts as well. Another person called the episode lit while others also said that Lamar should be seen on television more often.
Rapper's Albums, Songs
Lamar is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Duckworth. He was raised in Compton, California, and he embarked on his musical journey as a teenager. At the time, he used the stage name K-Dot, and he released a mixtape that gained local attention. After which, Lamar signed with Top Dawg Entertainment.
In 2010, he released his first album called Overly Dedicated. A year later, he independently released Section.80.
Some of his other albums are DAMN., Untitled Unmastered, To Pimp A Butterfly, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, The Kendrick Lamar EP, C4, and Youngest Head Nigga In Charge.
Some of his most popular songs are "All the Stars," "Pray for Me," "King's Dead," "Love.," "Loyalty," and more.