Young Money’s Tyga recently talked about his growing Hollywood career and revealed falling back on joining Fox’s hit “Empire” television series.
According to Tyga, he had an opportunity to join show stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson‘s highly-rated show.
“I got offered a lot of movie roles before, like, I had got offered to be on ‘Empire,'” Tyga revealed. “You gotta think, when people sell this stuff, have you heard of The Maze Runner? I was supposed to be in that movie. It was a lot of movies but I just wasn’t focused. I wasn’t where I wanted to be in life where I just wanted to act and I felt like I’m not going to take on something if I couldn’t be 100 percent fully invested in it. I feel like now is the right time to do the right roles. [Would I do ‘Empire’ season three?] Yeah, possibly, for sure. Whatever, I’m with it.” (KMEL)
West Coast rap veteran Xzibit is expected to have a big role when season two returns next month.
Xzibit will play Leslie “Shyne” Johnson, who is 100% wolf and 100% gangster. He has managed artists, started record imprints and even sold a few units here and there, but his bread and butter always has been — much to his years-long 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, especially for Lucious (Terrence Howard). (Deadline)
Recently, Chicago rap veteran Twista spoke to SOHH about auditioning for the hit series.
“I have actually auditioned for ‘Empire’ more than once,” Twista told SOHH. “I guess if the opportunity arises then I will be more than accepting [to appear on shows like ‘Empire.’]. “Television has tapped into people’s likes and dislikes and they are able to make programs more towards what people want. Plus the way we are all connected, I don’t think people I’ve had the opportunity to see some of the things that are being shown, gravitating towards it!” (SOHH)
Last month, “Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson reacted to her hit series coming back for a third season.