By: Tobbylola Oniga
Migos Rapper Offset has just landed a new gig thanks to LL Cool J. The hit CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles features Navy SEAL Sam Hanna – played by LL Cool J, who recently spoke about how he helped Offset land this position.
“He kinda came to me and was like ‘Yo I would like to be involved with it.’ One thing led to another. You know they did their process went through their thing and here we are,” LL Cool J describes. “When you’re a rap artist, they think you’re gonna play a gangster or a thug or you’re gonna play something closer to the streets. And he’s completely away from all of that.”
Offset stars as Kadri Kashan, an undercover CIA officer who’s been working in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula for years. His job consists of bending in with local tribes to smuggle contrabands in an effort to monitor contrabands and track weapons in the area. LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell’s characters recruit Offset to assist with rescuing one of their own who has been captured.
“I really hollered at him and was like ‘Yo this is what I want to do,'” Offset said. “I didn’t ever wanna come into acting and be like put in this category of being the bad guy all the time. I wanted to show that I can do anything that someone sets in front of me.
According to XXL, the episode will premiere Offset’s new song “Danger”.
Don’t forget to tune in to Offset on NCIS: Los Angeles on March 1st at 9 pm ET on CBS.