'Empire' just got bigger...
The first two seasons of Empire had a slew of notable celebrities ranging from the likes of Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige, and more. Because of the show’s prowess, Lee Daniels was able to lure in another rap titan to help increase ratings. Let’s just say, this rapper is pretty known in the acting circles…
Kid Cudi signs on to join ‘Empire’ cast
According to Entertainment Weekly, Cudi joins an already star-studded cast consisting of Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and more. Cudi will serve as the antagonist and arch-nemesis to the prodigal son the Lyons dynasty, Hakeem.
Cudi Vs. Hakeem
In season three, Cudi will morph into Gram, “an independent musician who is a rival to Hakeem both in the studio and in life.” Not only will Gram pose as a threat to Hakeem in the realm of music, but to make matters worse, he’ll also be dating his ex-girlfriend, Tiana.
Cudi isn’t a stranger to acting
Cudi isn’t a rookie in the acting world. The Ohio emcee was featured in a handful of movies and television shows ranging from HBO’s How to Make It in America, Entourage, Brooklyn Nine-Nine , and more. It’ll be interesting to see how Cudi assimilates to this flavorful cast.