The man formerly known as Kendrick Lamar will be going by "Kenzel Washington" from now on.
At the rate Kendrick Lamar has been collecting awards, we might as well already name him "Best Actor" at the Golden Globes after Kenny's performance on Power. The recording artist played a crackhead on the most recent episode and for an appearance that generated so much hype, we have to say the TDE member's performance lived up to it. The Compton rapper already has a handful of nicknames from K. Dot, Kung Fu Kenny, King Kendrick, Cornrow Kenny and others but the one Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith has just given him is possibly the best yet.
Flexing his acting chops, Top Dawg must have been reminded of a young Denzel because he coined the latest of the star's monikers, referring to him as "Kenzel Washington." There's definitely a nice ring to it as the Pulitzer Prize winner entertained audiences through his chemistry with 50 Cent in the episode. Tiffith reposted a clip from the show on Instagram before crowning Kendrick with the new name, encouraging folks to tune into Starz to catch the full version.
At this point, Kendrick is just oozing talent. Anything he does is bound to be critically acclaimed and his appearance last night was no different. The artist put aside his regular personality to portray something completely opposite, proving that he could have a future in acting should he choose so. Check out our review of the episode here if you haven't already.