CULTURE: Kid Cudi Joins ‘Empire’ Cast


Cleveland visionary Kid Cudi has just scored a recurring role on FOX’s hit televison series, Empire. Aside from working on his new album Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin, Kid Cudi will be sharpening his acting skills as he is set to play Hakeem Lyon’s rival when Empire returns for season 3.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Cudi, (real name Scott Mescudi) character’s name is Gram, an independent musician who will date Hakeem’s ex-girlfriend Tiana. The new endeavor is not only a testament to Kid Cudi’s multifaceted career, but demonstrates that the Cleveland native is not one to be placed inside a box. He has also appeared on the television series Entourage and James White.

Season 3 of Empire will also feature appearances from Taye Diggs and French Montana. Look out for the hit show scheduled to premiere on September 21st and check out Vashtie’s recent throwback post featuring Cudi back in 2008.



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