HOLLYWOOD, June 20 (UPI) -- Rapper Xzibit recently announced that he'll return as a regular cast member on Empire next season.
The rapper turned actor announced his plan to fans via Instagram, XXL Magazine reported.
"Very happy to announce that I will be a series regular on the upcoming 3rd season of @empirefox. Thankful for the opportunity and excited to "bring it" with the rest of the stellar cast already in place. #blessed #WorkHard #stayhumble," he posted.
The rapper will resume his role as Leslie "Shyne" Johnson, the rival of Empire's main character Lucious Lyon, played by Terence Howard, on the Fox Network show. Shyne, Lucious' music-making, drug-dealing antagonist, appeared in Season 2's final episode, TVLIne reported.
Season 3 of Empire kicks off Sept. 21 at 9 p.m.
No stranger to the camera, the former Pimp My Ride host has appeared in more than 20 feature films, including 8 Mile, xXx, X Files, I want to Believe, State of the Union and CSI: Miami.