Xzibit Promoted To Series Regular On “Empire”

Xzibit has been promoted to a series regular on season 3 of “Empire.”

The rapper-turned-actor made a guest appearance on the season 2 finale as “Shyne,” a drug-dealing producer from Lucious Lyon’s past who’s back to get what he’s owed.

Apparently, he made quite an impression because “Empire” showrunner Ilene Chaiken told TV Line, Shyne will be “a central character” in Lucious’ Season 3 storyline.

“Lucious has a long history with him — history that’s going to come back and bite Lucious for a lot of earlier slights,” she continued. “If you have a guy who’s not afraid to die, not afraid to go to prison, that’s a very dangerous adversary.”

Congrats to Xzibit!

I look forward to seeing the drama he will stir up in Lucious’ life when “Empire” season 3 premieres on September 21.

Will you be watching?