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Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, better known as Xzibit made his debut in Season 2’s finale as Shyne Johnson, a former prison associate turned adversary of Lucious Lyon.
Now, we just got word that Xzibit will be returning for Season 3 with a recurring role on the hit TV series, via TVLine.com who reports:
Xzibit’s character Shyne is supposed to emerge as central character in the “Empire” Season 3 storyline, showrunner Ilene Chaiken told Variety.
In May, Chaiken suggested that a character, confirmed to be Xzibit in the role of “Shyne,” will be causing major problems for the Lyon family.
“In the finale, the table for a challenge to Empire and the Lyon family that’s going to serve as the framework for the whole of Season 3. A “Godfather” style opus of crime and hip hop that has Lucious as the beleaguered kingpin. Lucious will be battling back during the federal investigation led by a man with a personal grievance. He will be accompanied by thug rappers who helped him to build his Empire. They are now coming back for their pound of flesh,” Ilene Chaiken told Variety.
Season 3 of “Empire” is slated to air on Wednesday, September 21.