According to reports, Cudi has landed a guest role on the hit primetime show.
Mescudi (Entourage, James White), will recur as another rapper named Gram, an independent musician who is a rival to Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) both in the studio and in life. That competition extends to romance: Gram is dating Hakeem’s ex, Tiana (Serayah McNeill). (EW)
Rap stars French Montana and Birdman are expected to appear on “Empire” next season.
Last month, actor/rapper Romeo Miller hinted at his possible involvement in the show’s upcoming third season.
Recent reports revealed “Empire” guest star rapper Xzibit’s “Shyne” character would play a key role in season three.
Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken foreshadowed Xzibit’s status upgrade in an interview with TVLine last month, telling us Shyne will be “a central character” in Lucious’ Season 3 storyline. The EP, meanwhile, stressed to EW.com back in May that, “Shyne isn’t necessarily an adversary, although I think he could become an adversary. “Lucious has a long history with him — history that’s going to come back and bite Lucious for a lot of earlier slights,” she continued. “If you have a guy who’s not afraid to die, not afraid to go to prison, that’s a very dangerous adversary.” (TVLine)