Empire: Kid Cudi replaced in cast by Romeo Miller
The Fox series has recast the new role of Gram, a rival to Hakeem Lyon (Bryshere Gray)
It doesn’t premiere for another few weeks but there have already been some changes to the third season of Empire. EW has learned that actor/rapper Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi has been replaced by rapper/actor Romeo Miller in the role of Gram, a rival to Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) and the new love interest for Tiana (Serayah).
EW originally broke the news of Mescudi’s casting and has learned he left the series due to “creative differences.” Mescudi had already shot scenes for Empire, so this will likely require some reshoots on the part of production.
Miller, who once went by Lil’ Romeo and starred in films like 2011’s Jumping the Broom, documented his arrival on the set of Empire via social media.
Empire returns on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
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