Andre 3000 Lands Key Role in Second Season of 'American Crime'

The rapper who plays Jimi Hendrix in John Ridley's 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' will play a father to a teenager who is embroiled in a scandal.

AceShowbiz - %cAndre 3000% joins "American Crime". The %cOutKast% rapper whose real name is %cAndre Benjamin% is cast as Michael Lacroix, the husband to %cRegina King%'s character. It will reunite him with "Jimi: All Is by My Side" director John Ridley who serves as a showrunner for the ABC anthology series.

Lacroix, an architect, and his wife, Terri, are prominent members of the community in which they reside. A true power couple, they have the financial means and the acumen needed to defend their teenage son a teenager who gets involved in a scandal at an elite private school.

"Personally, I couldn't be more excited than to work again with Andre," Ridley said. "He is an amazing individual, a true artist, and 'All Is by My Side' is one of the reasons I was given the reins on 'American Crime'. Folks at ABC were absolutely moved by Andre's performance in the film, and by the overall language of cinema we used in telling the story. It's fair to say 'American Crime' might not exist were it not for our previous collaboration."

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