New York rapper 50 Cent still can’t get over how much Kendrick Lamar threw it down on tonight’s “Power” episode. Curtis Jackson has hit up social media to reflect on K. Dot securing his first major acting gig on everyone’s favorite Starz show.
Fif went to Instagram Sunday (July 29) to salute Lamar on coming through with an unforgettable performance.
— SOHH (@sohh) July 30, 2018
Once tonight’s episode aired early on the Starz app, social media went nuts over Lamar’s spotlight-stealing presence.
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This week, “Power” creator Courtney Kemp credited co-executive producer 50 Cent for ultimately securing Lamar’s cameo.
“The plan was not a guest star,” showrunner Courtney A. Kemp said about the character. “It wasn’t an idea of…trying to get more eyeballs. … It was about here’s an artist we respect, and he wants to come in.” During a panel for the Starz crime drama at the Television Critics Assn. Saturday, Kemp credited executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson for being the one to mention that Lamar wanted to be on the show. Kemp then got on the phone with him to ask who he would want to play, a favorite questions of hers, she notes. For Lamar, the answer was that he did not want to play a drug dealer. (Variety)
A few days ago, the “Power” social media pages announced Lamar would appear in this weekend’s broadcast.
Starz has officially announced that Grammy Award winner Kendrick Lamar will appear as a guest-star on this week’s episode of Power, airing Sunday, July 29 at 8/7c. No character details have been released ahead of Lamar’s appearance, though the premium cabler hints that the rapper will share scenes opposite 50 Cent’s Kanan. Lamar is a bit of a famous Power fan, ever since he was seen rocking out to the show’s intro alongside 50 Cent in a July 2017 Instagram post. (TV Line)
— Power (@Power_STARZ) July 25, 2018