March 22, 2017


'Black-ish' Casts Chris Brown as a Rapper Called Rich Youngsta

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Ready the controversy cannons! Chris Brown, coming off an in-depth Billboard story alleging serious problems with addiction and anger, is guest-starring on Black-ish. According to Entertainment Weekly, he'll play a name-brand rapper called Rich Youngsta. And the episode, airing Wednesday, March 29, is called "Richard Youngsta."

EW writes that the episode will follow Anthony Anderson's Dre working on an ad campaign with Chris Brown's character. "He becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby [Dre's wife and mom] suggest his work plays on negative stereotypes," the mag writes.

Fun fact: Black-ish is on ABC, the network where Breezy flipped out during a Good Morning America visit in 2011.

A B-plot will see Rainbow dealing with the family being "too accustomed to eating whatever they want." 

Black-ish welcomed Hamilton's Daveed Diggs played the brother of Tracee Ellis Ross' Bow. Next up is Rashida Jones, who'll play her sister. A spinoff starring the Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey, played by Yara Shahidi, is in the works.

Listen to the Back of the Class podcast talk about both Chris Brown (via his Soulja Boy feud) and Black-ish in the episode below: