Kendrick Lamar made his primetime acting debut Sunday night (July 29) on STARZ’s Power. After 50 Cent teased a special guest appearance last week (July 25), the show’s executive producer Mark Canton confirmed that K. Dot would be taking his talents to the big screen in an unspecified role on Power.
The Compton native transformed into a homeless druggie named Lace for his cameo, where he assists 50 Cent’s character, Kanan, in obtaining something he wants for cash. Power‘s creator Courtney Kemp was blown away with Kendrick’s acting ability and detailed how the opportunity came about.
“[50 Cent] and Kendrick were hanging out and Kendrick said, ‘I’d really like to be on the show,’ and you know it goes from there. He’s really gifted, tremendously gifted. I mean it’s a total transformation. It is not a version of Kendrick Lamar that you’ve ever seen before. So it’s very exciting,” Kemp told the Associated Press.
With a Grammy and Pulitzer Prize already under his belt, could an Emmy be next up on the list for Kendrick? Check out the best Twitter reactions raving about Lamar’s performance below.
Kendrick Lamar making his acting debut on POWER while my song playing in the background >>>>>>
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) July 29, 2018
— PettyBetty—- (@____PettyBetty) July 29, 2018
MAN I AM SCREAMING AT KENDRICK LAMAR CHARACTER ON THIS EPISODE OF POWER OMG
— FREE JT (@JasminNoE__) July 29, 2018
Kendrick stole the show on #PowerTV tonight. From this episode alone, I can see him getting an Emmy nomination for best guest staring role
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) July 29, 2018
Kendrick Lamar the best crackhead since Tyrone Biggums.
— Deante’ Hitchcock (@DeanteVH) July 29, 2018
You mean to tell me Kendrick not only raps better but acts better than you too? Damn! Lol
— Cousin Carl (@carlchery) July 29, 2018
Kendrick Lamar’s character “Laces” was funny asf. pic.twitter.com/bDxB5AQ7k6
— I’m good luv. Enjoy (@Deion_Slanders) July 29, 2018
Put Kendrick Lamar in a movie now!@hollywood
— Kevín (@KevOnStage) July 29, 2018
Kendrick Lamar starring in this episode of power is litt —- episode5 pic.twitter.com/ldd7U7CzVZ
— DHEEE (@mrdheee) July 29, 2018
You did one helluva job tonight on @Power_STARZ @kendricklamar. Should be proud of yourself. You killed it. And thanks for mentioning — in the post-show interview — how the word “discipline” is so important. Can’t achieve much w/o it.#Props
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) July 30, 2018
Three things from Power:
1. Kendrick Lamar is hilarious —- 2. Dre needs to die 3. Tariq still needs his azz whooped #power
— Carl clemmons (@musiklover31) July 29, 2018
Kendrick Lamar is a Great Actor He Did His Thing On Power. This Scene was Jokes pic.twitter.com/Nu2TaYi3z4
— 2cool2blog (@2Cool2Bloggg) July 30, 2018