Lamar landed the role in Power thanks to his pal 50 Cent, who serves as producer on the show. The minute Kendrick made his entrance, the internet lost its collective mind. See some of the best reactions below.
Tyrone Biggums, is that you?
Give the man an Oscar/Emmy/whatever
Created by Courtney A. Kemp, Power stars Omari Hardwick portraying as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a man who is trying to escape his role as a drug kingpin for a legitimized life in the elite of New York City. This forthcoming episode featuring Kendrick Lamar is titled “Happy Birthday.”
Executive producer Mark Canton also expressed that “Kendrick is a once in a generation talent and Courtney, 50 and I felt it would be exciting to create a role for him.”
Once again, the episode airs on Sunday, July 29 at 8 P.M. exclusively on Starz. Catch it earlier via the Starz app.
In related news, you can cop Kendrick Lamar’s affordable and cozy SpaceX hoodie here.