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Kendrick Lamar made his acting debut on Sunday (July 29) on the 50 Cent-produced drama, Power. In the new episode — titled “Happy Birthday” – K. Dot plays a homeless drug addict named Laces.

Ahead of the episode, Lamar shared a photo of himself in character to his Twitter account.

“My name, is my name,” he wrote. “Ask me again, i’ll tell you the same #PowerTV.”

Courtney Kemp — Power’s creator and producer — told the Associated Press the Compton MC’s relationship with Fiddy played a key role in K. Dot’s appearance on the show.

“He and Kendrick … were hanging out and Kendrick said, ‘I’d really like to be on the show,’ and you know it goes from there. He’s really gifted, tremendously gifted. I mean it’s a total transformation. It is not a version of Kendrick Lamar that you’ve ever seen before. So it’s very exciting.”

Evidently, plenty of his fans and peers felt the same way. Joey Bada$$ and his tour DJ Powers Pleasant tweeted about K. Dot’s role and acting ability, while TDE’s Punch compared him to Denzel Washington.

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