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Xzbit Joining Cast Of Empire Next Season

02/26/2016
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(Radio.com) Although Xzbit shot to stardom as a rapper, he's turned his attention to the world of acting. He recently received praise when he appeared on the hit CBS cop drama Hawaii 5-0. Xzbit's next role is said to be on FOX's hit musical drama Empire.

According to Deadline, Xzbit, real name Alvin Joiner, will appear on the show as Terrance Howard's character Luscious Lyon's nemesis Leslie Johnson.

The Johnson character is said to be a popular businessman who is involved in illegal activities such as drug dealing and extortion. Johnson, who was once a top-selling artist, turns to artist management.

He carries an animosity towards many players in the industry, especially Luscious Lyon, because they alienated him from the business. Read more here.

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