Thanks to Queen Latifah, Rick Ross is in his TV acting bag.
In an Instagram post on Friday (January 7), Rick Ross shared a clip of his recent interview with Elliott Wilson and B. Dot speaking about his experience filming scenes for an upcoming episode of the CBS crime drama The Equalizer starring Queen Latifah.
“I was just sitting down, I’m doing a scene with Queen Latifah,” he said in the clip. “She gave me a real opportunity, not just on some — some real lines I’m just tapping into this. And just her response to how I’m moving, she gave me a lot of credit for it and I’m just thinking as I walk away ‘Wow who could’ve imagined this,’ I didn’t recite no lines or read the script until that morning I’m on the set smoking a blunt.”
In addition to the interview clip, Rick Ross shared several snapshots of his cameo as the rapper Dilemma in the episode, which airs on January 9.
Not only was Queen Latifah impressed with the Maybach Music Group mogul’s acting chops, the show’s co-showrunners Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller also spoke highly of his work in the episode in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“The Equalizer family is very excited to have legendary rap artist and entrepreneur Rick Ross join us for this episode,” said Marlowe and Miller. “He is perfect in this role of a chart-topping hip-hop artist caught up in a world of violence. Ross knocks it out of the park.”
This isn’t the first time Rick Ross has finessed his way into a major production.
Last year, the Richer Than I Ever Been lyricist briefly appeared onscreen in Eddie Murphy’s Amazon-helmed Coming 2 America film, which was also shot primarily at Rick Ross’ 109-room Georgia estate.
Last February, the reboot of the 1980s series of The Equalizer starring Queen Latifah, who portrays the role of former CIA agent Robyn McCall, premiered to rave fan reviews. Previously Denzel Washington took the franchise to new heights with the 2014 film and its 2018 sequel.
Watch a sneak peek of the episode teasing the intricate murder plot Rick Ross’ character Dilemma is at the center of below.