MTV has cast someone very familiar to its (current) core audience in a key Scream role: Rapper Tyga will join the horror series for its revamped third season, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Tyga will play Jamal, the loyal yet rough around the edges stepbrother of new character Deion. As previously reported, Deion is a Michael B. Jordan-esque football player who’s heading for a college scholarship when a masked killer starts messing with him.
C.J. Wallace, who is the son of Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G, will portray Amir, a “socially awkward savant” who ultimately wants to have a music career but hides that goal from everyone he knows. His run-ins with the killer (because of course he has some) cause him to rethink how hard he’s willing to work for his dreams… y’know, if he lives.
Tyga’s acting credits include the films Barbershop: The Next Cut and Boo! A Medea Halloween. Wallace played his father as a child in the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious and also appeared in the film Everything Must Go.