Xzibit took to Instagram over the weekend to announce that he will be reprising his role as Leslie “Shyne” Johnson in the forthcoming third season of FOX’s hit television drama, Empire.

“Very happy to announce that I will be a series regular on the upcoming 3rd season of @empirefox.” Xzibit wrote in the caption field on IG. “Thankful for the opportunity and excited to “bring it” with the rest of the stellar cast already in place. #blessed #WorkHard #stayhumble”

Xzibit made his debut in the finale of the show’s second season. His character, nicknamed “Shyne,” is a rival of Lucious Lyon (the show’s lead character played by Terrence Howard).



The third season of Empire is set to premiere on September 21.