Vince Staples may be showing off his comedy skills more frequently as a possible love interest in ABC’s Abbott Elementary.

On last week’s episode (December 7) of the show, The Long Beach rapper had a guest starring role as Maurice, one of Gregory’s (Tyler James Williams) homeboys, who had an instant connection with Janine, played by show creator and star Quinta Brunson.

Although Gregory has been trying to make moves on Janine and their chemistry is undeniable, the two remain just friends. The appearance of Vince has sent fans into a frenzy with anticipation of him making more cameos after the show returns from its winter hiatus.



Over the summer, Staples responded to one of Brunson’s tweets about why he would be a perfect fit to make a cameo on a show that he’s such a big fan of.

“You was supposed to cast me in Abbot,” he tweeted.

Brunson wrote back, “Would like to see it.”

Currently in its second season, Abbott Elementary, which chronicles the ups and downs of a public school in Philadelphia, has quickly become a fan-favorite and has earned critical acclaim. For the first season of the show, it was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, winning three, including Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series.

Over the last few years, Staples has been steadily building his resume as an up-and-coming actor. Recently, it was announced that he would join Jack Harlow as co-stars in the reboot of the 90s classic White Men Can’t Jump.



Also, Staples landed a lead role in the upcoming Showtime series The Wood, according to Variety. The series is based on the 1999 coming-of-age film of the same name.

Staples is slated to play Jamal, portraying “an aspiring photographer from Ladera Heights, who has been cut off by his upper-class family when he decided to follow his own path instead of going to historic Morehouse College.”

On the music side of things, Staples had a lot to say about the industry in an appearance on Juan Ep Is Life with Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg.  During the convo, Staples accused record labels of capitalizing on catalogs of deceased rappers and finding “money in the violence.”

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“I feel like it was more protected,” he argued around the 44-minute mark. “When you hear N.O.R.E. and all those other people talk about the role that their A&R’s and executives had in their life, moving them out and doing certain things for them, like when Snoop talks about Master P moving him out to New Orleans. I don’t think anyone’s doing that anymore. I think they see the money in the violence. Back then, the violence ruined the money.”