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Offset and LL Cool J recently sat down and discussed Offset’s acting debut on NCIS Los Angeles. “Offset and I, we’d been talking on and off. He kind of came to me and was like, ‘Yo, I’d like to be involved with it,” LL Cool J explained.

“I really hollered at him, like, this is what I want to do,” Offset shared. “One thing led to another, then you know, they did their process, went through their thing, and here we are,” LL Cool J said.

“When you are a rap artist, they think you only play a gangster, or you’re going to play a thug, or you’re going to play something closer to the street, and he’s like completely away from all of that.”

” I didn’t ever want to come into acting and be like put in this category of, you can be the bad guy all the time,” Offset added.

“He’s completely breaking type, which I think is great,” LL Cool J said. ” I wanted to be able to show that I could do anything that someone sets in front of me,” Offset said.

In the episode, that Offset makes his acting debut in, they’re in the desert with a myriad of explosions happening around them. “I’m trying to actually get into the mode of being an actor,” Offset continued. “I was studying because I wanted to make sure that I fulfill the whole role.”

During the episode, Offset also does his own stunts. “This is the real deal, ” LL Cool J said. Offset portrays the role of an embedded CIA agent. Watch the interview below.

Here's a look behind-the-scenes with how it all went down.

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Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.