The actor and hip hop artist made his series debut as Shyne Johnson in the music drama’s season two finale, which aired on May 18th. Xzibit has previously appeared as the host of MTV’s Pimp My Ride and in Hawaii Five-O.
Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken told TVLine Xzibit’s character will be central to season three:
Shyne isn’t necessarily an adversary, although I think he could become an adversary. Lucious has a long history with him — history that’s going to come back and bite Lucious for a lot of earlier slights,” she continued. “If you have a guy who’s not afraid to die, not afraid to go to prison, that’s a very dangerous adversary.”
Season three of Empire premieres on September 21st.
What do you think? Do you watch Empire? Are you a fan of Xzibit’s character so far?