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Chris Brown to Guest Star on 'Black-ish'

Chris Brown at The Beverly Hilton Hote
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Chris Brown at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Chris Brown will guest star in an episode ABC's Black-ish next week. 

The singer will play a rapper named Rich Youngsta, Entertainment Weekly reports. 

According to ABC's show synopsis, Dre (Anthony Anderson) is excited about doing a campaign with the popular rap star but becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby's feedback suggests the campaign plays on stereotypes. Also, in a B story that does not involve Brown, Bow wants to get the family to stop eating so much take-out food, but realizes they may all be too accustomed to eating whatever they want. 

Black-ish has featured a number of celebrity guests since it premiered in 2014, including Tyra Banks, Rashida Jones, Daveed Diggs, Lorraine Toussaint but Brown is definitely the most controversial of the the bunch. Meanwhile, his previous acting credits include The O.C., Stomp the Yard, Think Like a Man, Battle of the Year and more. 

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