Cable TV network STARZ has announced that Rick Ross has been added to the cast of its critically acclaimed series, “Magic City!”
Returning for its second season later this summer, “Magic City” will depict Ross as the character “Butterball,” a proprietor of an illegal Cuban/American gambling house in Miami known as a “bolita.”
Seeing as Ross is already playing the character of Rozay – a drug king pin turned platinum rapper, expect Emmy-worthy acting from this self-made millionaire! (Insert UGH! here.)
STARZ revealed more information about this ‘bawse’ role courtesy of the following press release:
“Magic City” has added another famous face to its all-star lineup. Season two of the critically acclaimed series will feature legendary rapper Rick Ross as “Butterball,” the proprietor of an illegal Cuban/American gambling house in Miami known as a “bolita,” (the numbers racket). There are numerous bolitas in the Miami area and not surprisingly, Ben “the Butcher” Diamond (Golden Globe® nominee for Best Supporting Actor, Danny Huston) is getting a cut from the illicit operations.
Ross burst onto the rap scene in 2006 when his debut album “Port of Miami” reached the top of the Billboard Music charts. Ross then founded the record label, Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums “Deeper Than Rap” (2009) “Teflon Don” (2010) and “God Forgives, I Don’t” (2012). A huge fan of the series, Ross visited the “Magic City” set while in Miami last year and met the show’s creator Mitch Glazer who found a role for him.”
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[Source: The Urban Daily]