Grammy Award-winning rapper Eminem will star FBI informant Richard Wershe Jr. – aka White Boy Rick – in 50 Cent‘s forthcoming Starz drama series BMF (Black Mafia Family).
Wershe was an FBI informant as a teenager in the mid-1980s, having infiltrated a Detroit gang. He was later dumped by the FBI and in 1987, at the age of 17, was arrested for cocaine possession and sentenced to life in prison, though was paroled and released last year at the age of 50. In 2017, a documentary on his life titled White Boy was released. The following year, a scripted drama titled White Boy Rick arrived.
According to The Wrap, Em’s role will be relatively brief, with the rapper featuring in one episode of the series, which 50 served as an executive producer for.
The drug and money laundering organization Black Mafia Family, formed in 1989 in Detroit by brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, will be the subject of BMF, which will premiere on Starz on September 26.
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