Freddie Gibbs Links Up With 50 Cent as His Role in 'Power' Earns Him More Acting Plaudits
50 Cent and Freddie Gibbs are becoming fast friends following the signing of the Alfredo rapper to the Power universe.
On Sunday (March 20), Gangsta Gibbs stepped into 50's Power Book IV: Force, a cameo that had fans even more excited for the next episode when it was first announced last week.
Freddie Gibbs plays a “crazy and unpredictable” drug kingpin from Gary, Indiana, in the episode dubbed “Outrunning a Ghost." With his roots in Gary and experience in the streets, Gibbs was an obvious choice for the role.
During one scene shared on social media, Gibbs' character tries to negotiate with Jenard Sampson (Kris D. Lofton), the leader of the Chicago Brothers Inc. (CBI) crime family, during a tense meeting filled with slick remarks and alpha male posturing.
In advance of the episode's premiere, Freddie Gibbs shared photos of him and 50 Cent hanging out at Drai's Nightclub in Las Vegas this past weekend.
Gibbs also shared a video of him hugging Power Book IV: Force co-star Joseph Sikora, who plays Tommy Egan. Sikora praised Gibbs' performance on Twitter, writing, "How INCREDIBLE was @FreddieGibbs in the episode?"
Freddie Gibbs' Power Book IV: Force performance was lauded by many on social media, including Sikora. The ESGN rapper received a flood of comments applauding his authentic performance.
“My n-gga a muthafuckin TV/movie star now !! @FreddieGibbs,” tweeted Inglewood rapper 2Eleven, while another viewer wrote, “Freddie Gibbs on screen is gold. I need him in more shit.”