Here comes the law ya’ll … and by that we mean, Ludacris.
The rapper will make his debut appearance on Fox’s Empire tonight as a security guard at the prison Lucious Lyon is being held.
Based on a new clip hitting the Web, the 38-yaer-old, complete in uniform, can be seen giving Lucious a hard time. “Not everyone is interested in being up your a$$ Lyon,” Luda says. “I think you make us all look bad. As far as I’m concerned the world would be a better place without you in it.”
The rapper adds, “But the federal prosecutor, Miss Roxanne Ford, she is more forgiving than me.”
The Fast and Furious star is one of several A list celebrities making cameos in the season of the hit Fox drama, including Chris Rock who appeared during the first episode.
And speaking of first episode, the show’s Season 2 premiere broke major records with new numbers reaching a whopping 20 million. According to Nielsen’s live-plus 3 estimates, the 20 million mark includes three days worth of DVR and VOD.
Empire’s stellar ratings are also highest for any entertainment series during premiere week.
See below for another clip of tonight’s episode.
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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