"Empire" Kid Cudi joins season 3 as Hakeem's rival

According to EW, Scott Mescudi popularly known as Kid Cudi, will play Hakeem's rival in season three of "Empire."

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Scott Mescudi popularly known as Kid Cudi has joined  “Empire.”

According to EW, Cudi plays a character named Gram, an independent rapper who is a rival to Hakeem. Gram is dating Hakeem’s ex, Tiana.

Cudi joins latest additions including Taye Diggs, Sierra McClain, French Montana, and Birdman.

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"Empire" TV series

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"Empire" stars  Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones and Serayah McNeill.

It has also featured guest appearances by celebrities like Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Marisa Tomei, Naomi Campbell, Ludacris, Adam Rodriguez, Vivica A. Fox, Rosie O’ Donnell and Andre Royo.

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Empire TV series

 

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"Empire" centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of the company.

The show returned for its second season on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. In season two finale, Lucious got married, and the season ended with the possible death of a Lyon.

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With 35 nominations, the FOX show was the most-nominated television series last season, and was named a Top 10 Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute. In 2016, Taraji P Henson won Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama.

Season three will premiere on September 21, 2016.

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