Kendrick Lamar made his acting debut as scheduled on Sunday (July 29th) on 50 Cent’s Power. In the Happy Birthday titled episode K. Dot plays a homeless drug addict named Laces.
Creator and producer of Power, Courtney Kemp, revealed to Associated Press that 50 Cent actually played a big part in getting the Good Kid, M.A.A.D City rapper the role on the show. “He and Kendrick were hanging out and Kendrick said, ‘I’d really like to be on the show,’ and you know it goes from there. He’s really gifted, tremendously gifted. I mean it’s a total transformation. It is not a version of Kendrick Lamar that you’ve ever seen before. So it’s very exciting.”
Kendrick’s character appeared in the three different scenes along side 50 Cent’s Kanan. Check out the clips below: