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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.”
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) July 29, 2018
— Street Talk LDN (@StreetTalkLDN) July 29, 2018