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Xzibit Says Watching His Awful Debut In “xXx” Sequel Made Him Take Acting Serious

(AllHipHop News) Rap star/actor Xzibit sat down with the hosts of “The Real” and discussed the intricacies of being an actor.

X, who appeared on the show yesterday (November 2) said learning how to act did not come easy for him.

After watching his own performance in Ice Cube’s “xXx: State of the Union,” Xzibit said he knew he needed to hone his acting skills.

“I’m a musician first. the first time I watched it, I was like, ‘Wow, I suck really bad!” Xzibit revealed on “The Real.”

Xzibit said he fully embraced the craft of acting and promptly hired an acting coach after he was cast in Cube’s flick.

Since then, Xzibit has had roles in movies like “8 Mile,” Gridiron Gang” “Derailed” and others, while gaining invaluable time in front of the camera as host of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride,” from 2004-2007.

But his fame as a rapper didn’t mean he had a leg up when it came to getting a foothold in the movie industry.

“Just because you know I may have a presence in music doesn’t mean I have the same presence in acting,” Xzibit said. “[It’s] not just going into the room and expecting to get some kind of favor because I am a musician. But really like, really doing it like everybody else does it, from the ground up.”

Fans of “Empire” can watch Xzibit flex his acting skills in season three, as “Shyne Johnson,” who is Lucious Lyons’ main rival.

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