Season 5 of Power was highly anticipated, as the last season ended on a shocking and emotional note, following the tragic murder of Raina, Ghost and Tasha’s daughter.
While avid fans don’t really need a new excuse to keep tuning in — as we’re already hooked — Starz has still decided to give us even more of a reason to get hyped. The supremely talented Kendrick Lamar will be joining the show’s stacked cast in this week’s episode.
Following the monumental acclaim of his past albums and his recent invitation to the Oscars voting academy, his role in Power will mark the rapper’s acting debut. While there isn’t much information about the character he plays, we know that he’s “Kanan’s unlikely friend”.
Speaking about casting Kendrick Lamar, the show’s executive producer, Mark Canton said:
“Kendrick is a once-in-a-generation talent and Courtney Kemp, 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.”
The next episode of Power is titled “Birthday”, as the St Patricks celebrate Tariq’s first birthday without his twin sister. We wonder how Kendrick Lamar fits into this mix, and we cannot wait to watch this Sunday!