Power season 5 episode 5 spoilers: Kendrick Lamar to appear

PowerMoving into the premiere of Power season 5, there were teases out there suggesting that a big-name guest star would be appearing. Now, we know for sure that this said guest star is none other than prolific rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Starz has confirmed that on Sunday’s new episode “Happy Birthday,” Lamar is going to be making an appearance in at least one scene alongside star/executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. There’s no indication as to whether or not he will be playing himself or a separate character on the series, but this is a fun appearance to look forward to.

So why announce this in advance, as opposed to it just being a surprise? More than likely, Starz does want to use the announcement in order to leverage some more interest in their show, which is already one of their top-rated shows. Lamar is a fan of the show, and with that we feel like there had to be a lot of enthusiasm for him to make an appearance here.

In a statement, executive producer Mark Canton had the following to say:

“Kendrick is a once in a generation talent and [executive producer Courtney A. Kemp], 50 and I felt it would be exciting to create a role for him in ‘Power.’ Everyone involved is thrilled to have him join the family”

The suggestion that a role was created for him tells us that Kendrick won’t be playing himself on the show, but you never know. We just hope that it’s a scene that lasts longer than a minute or so, that way it feels like he’s really having an impact on the story rather than it just being an obvious way for the show to get attention.

Want to get more information on Sunday’s episode? It’s a much-watch episode geared around Tariq’s birthday. You can find out more about it over here.

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