Xzibit Lands Role on FOX’s “Empire”

By Staff  |  02/25/2016


Xzibit continues to expand his acting credentials, landing a role in FOX's hit drama, EMPIRE.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rap vet is set to guest star in the series as a rival to the show's central character, Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard.

X will play Leslie "Shyne" Johnson, who the report describes as "100% wolf and 100% gangster." He's also an industry veteran, who has funded his career via criminal tactics such as drug sales and extortion... and has a "big chip on his shoulder" for Lucious.

It's currently unclear how many episodes Xzibit will appear in.

Empire is scheduled to return to FOX on March 30.