Evidently Kendrick Lamar Has Had His Eyes On The Prize Since Producing the Black Panther Soundtrack
This past week 50 Cent posted a Power Season 5, Episode 5 trailer via Instagram, revealing a special guest. With a chilling and shrill-like laugh as the main focal point of the trailer, fans speculated the return of Felipe Lobos or possibly Floyd Mayweather; – 50 Cent had been embroiled in a social media beef with the champ. Soon after Starz tweeted that the special guest would be Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar.
Around 17 minutes into the episode Lamar erupts on the scene shouting “My N!gg@, My n!gg@, My n!gg@” as Kanon is exiting a bodega. Lamar’s character, Laces is a Flakka addict who has characteristics of a typical crack addict but is quite the intellect. Lamar’s character, Laces, attempts to sell used gift cards to Kanon; who rejects his offer. Laces rebuttals with a few insults but suggests that Kanon buy a bike and the gift cards for $20. This grabs Kanon’s attention just as he says “I gotta eat just like you Papi, these Spanish don’t want nobody to have nothing, just like you.” But of course this interests K! He, Ghost and Tommy are scheming on Cristobal, The Jimenez and Dre.
“The rule is always on our show, that if you do a piece of guest casting it has to be the exact opposite of what you’re known for. And he was so cool and open to like ok what is the thing that people do not think of you? And he was like ‘well a crackhead.’ And I was like that sounds perfect and Kendrick totally contributed.”