Kendrick Lamar Makes Acting Debut

Kendrick Lamar Makes Acting Debut

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: *** EDITORIAL USE ONLY IN RELATION TO THE BRIT AWARDS 2018 *** Kendrick Lamar performs at The BRIT Awards 2018 held at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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Kendrick Lamar made his acting debut on Power produced by 50 Cent. 50 Cent is a producer, rapper, businessman, and actor and has now helped Kendrick Lamar in adding actor to his resume of rapper, and producer.

Kendrick appears on the episode titled “Happy Birthday” playing a homeless drug addict named Laces. His character tries to sell trinkets to 50 Cent’s character and later plays 50’s accomplice in a shootout. K. Dot line reads, “I can take his wallet too, right?” 50 responds, “I don’t give a fuck, take his shoes too.” Shoes and wallet in hand, Lamar’s character gives viewers a celebratory dance.

Lamar shared a picture of his Power character, Laces, saying, “My name, is my name. Ask me again, i’ll tell you the same #PowerTV.”

Power’s executive producer Mark Canton shared, “Kendrick is a once-in-a-generation talent and Courtney, 50 and I felt it would be exciting to create a role for him in Power. Everyone involved is thrilled to have him join the family.”

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