The rapper-turned-actor will play a police officer on the second season of the TV hit.

The star announced the news on social media on Wednesday (22Jul15) by posting a photo of himself in costume on the set, alongside Empire star Terrence Howard, and added the caption: "This could get interesting..... #empireseason2."

Ludacris, who acts under his real name Chris Bridges, will join other guest stars Marisa Tomei, Kelly Rowland, Chris Rock and Alicia Keys when the second season kicks off.