Empire attempts to be relevant and authentic with its storylines by adding special guests to the show more often than it should. This time they recruit both French Montana and Birdman to play high rollers within Lucious Lyons’ inner circle.

Birdman will of course play himself, while French will be another heavyweight music mogul. These new additions were teased by creator Lee Daniels via Instagram.

French & Birdman join a list of rappers who have been on the show already including Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rita Ora, Juicy J, Timbaland and more.