Xzibit To Star As Terrence Howard’s Latest Rival On ‘Empire’

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Lucious Lyon is making more enemies than ever in the second season of the hit drama series Empire.

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Deadline reports Alvin Joiner, known to car enthusiasts and music fans as Xzibit, will star as Leslie “Shyne” Johnson aside Terrence Howard’s polarizing character, Lucious. The rapper will embody a music mogul with a close ear to the streets. “Shyne” also has resentment towards Lucious after getting blackballed for his lifestyle.

Xzibit’s character is described as “100 percent wolf and 100 percent gangster,” which is less creepy than Chris Rock’s character, Frank Gathers, who was secretly a cannibal.

More guest stars are expected to be released after the show was announced a third season in January. While many have believed the show lost core fans in the beginning of the second season, strong ratings have proved otherwise.

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The show hasn’t revealed how long the “Loose Cannons” rapper will last but as we’ve learned, the Empire’s greatest villains don’t stick around long.

The show makes its Spring return on March 30.