Da Brat and Vic Mensa to guest star on Showtime’s ‘The Chi’; Tyler Perry developing Madea series – Music News

Erika Goldring/Getty PhotographsThe Chi has added two Grammy-nominated Chicago rappers to its star-studded forged: Da Brat and Vic Mensa.

In accordance to Deadline, Da Brat will be a part of the Showtime collection as LaPortia, “a truck driver who’s simply as snug passing via beds as she is thru state traces.” 

The “Funkdafied” rapper joins The Chi forged members Curtiss Prepare dinner, Jacob Latimore, Grammy-nominated singer Luke James, and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Kandi Burruss, who joined final season. 

Da Brat beforehand starred on different tv collection, together with Empire, The Dad or mum Hood, and is at present on the truth collection Rising Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.

Vic Mensa, in the meantime, will star in The Chi as as Jamal, “a passionate however high-strung man who’s combating to get assist for his girlfriend and youthful sister.” 

Showtime can be creating one other drama collection from the one and solely Tyler Perry, studies DeadlineThe collection, Mabel, relies on Madea Simmons, the well-known character Perry created and carried out in stage performs and movies resembling Diary of a Mad Black Lady and Madea’s Household Reunion.

“Each nice story has to start out someplace and each legend has a starting,” an outline of the movie notes. “Lengthy earlier than she was the power of nature generally known as Madea she was a wise, fierce, irresistible, harmful, loopy 20-something black girl named…Mabel Simmons. When she moved to Atlanta in 1972 she set the town and the world — on fireplace!”

By Rachel George
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