Rapper Kiari “Offset” Cephus is making his acting debut on NCIS: Los Angeles with fellow rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J (NCIS Agent Sam Hanna). When Offset decided he wanted to act, he “really hollered” at LL and said, “Yo, this what I wanna do.”
LL says people in Hollywood think rap artists can “only play a gangster or a thug or something closer to the street” but Offset (who is married to fellow rapper Cardi B) is “completely away from all of that.”
He adds, Offset is “completely breaking type, which I think is great.” LL says Offset’s debut “is like baptism by fire.” Check out the video below: Offset is doing his own stunts!
In the episode “Alsiyadun,” Offset plays Kadri Kashan Khan, an undercover CIA agent who’s been embedded for three years in the desert. NCIS agents Sam Hanna and G Callen (Chris O’Donnell) need Khan to help rescue their fellow agent Fatima (Medalion Rahimi) but Khan doesn’t want to jeopardize his cover. O’Donnell says it’s “a big episode out in the desert and blowing up things.”
NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sundays at 9 pm on CBS, right after God Friended Me at 8 pm and right before NCIS: New Orleans at 10 pm. [Watch CBS on your phone with Amazon Prime or CBS ALL-ACCESS. Both options offer free trials.]