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MC Lyte Serious About Acting, Lands Deal With Pantene

Rap veteran MC Lyte recently landed a recurring role on UPN’s hit television show “Half & Half” and will appear as a character named Kai.”Yvette Lee Bowser, the creator and writer of the show wrote me in,” Lyte told AllHipHop.com. “I worked with her show ‘For Your Love’ and she really liked my [acting] work.”In addition to Half & Half, Lyte will star opposite Alan Payne and Elyse Neal in Playa’s Ball, which is will hit the big screen in February.”I feel like I’m just beginning. Like a whole new world has opened up to me,” Lyte said of her passion for acting. “It’s called living.”Through her Sunni Gyrl company, Lyte will venture into movie production. Shortly she will be seeking scripts to develop for the big screen.Lyte also inked a deal with haircare company Pantene. In addition to a nationwide tour, she will appear in a variety of print advertisements, which will run in Essence, Ebony, Today’s Black Woman and a variety of hair magazines.”The shows on the Pantene tour will take place every Saturday,” Lyte said. “Nikki Giovanni is on it as well.”Lyte is preparing to embark on a trip to South Africa, to host three concerts with Trina and Ludacris.”It’s easy to give up,” Lyte said of her longevity. It’s much more challenging to keep on going.”

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