Xzibit will portray Leslie "Shyne" Johnson, rival of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard).
Fox's hit series Empire has scored cameos from the likes of Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Chris Rock, Kelly Rowland, and Petey Pablo ("Snitch Bitch"!!). The Hollywood Reporter reports that the next hip hop luminary to star on the show is none other than the gawd Xzibit.
Xzibit will portray Leslie "Shyne" Johnson, a character described as “‘100 percent wolf and 100 percent gangster.’ He’s managed artists, started record imprints and even sold a few units here and there, but his bread and butter has always been–much to his frustration–drugs, guns and extortion. Feeling shut out by the other heavy hitters in the music industry, he carries a big chip on his shoulder, particularly for Lucious (Terrence Howard).”
Xzibit, 41, is no stranger to the silver screen. His acting credits include 8 Mile, xXx: State of the Union, and of course, MTV's Pimp My Ride.
The second half of Empire's 2nd season kicks off Wednesday, March 30 at 9 P.M. EST on Fox.