‘Blue Bloods’ Star Donnie Wahlberg Teases Potential Guest Role for a Hip-Hop Legend

by Taylor Cunningham

Donnie Wahlberg just sent out a Tweet about Big Daddy Kane’s presence in a new commercial for The Equalizer. Apparently, the rapper lent his legendary hip-hop skills to the show’s new promo. And while Wahlberg had our attention, he hinted that Big Daddy Kane may be making a Cameo on Blue Bloods.

Big Daddy Kane, aka Antonio Hardy, is a Grammy-winning performer who got his start with The Juice Crew in 1986. He went on to become a major influencer in the rap industry. Rolling Stones even ranked his single Aint No Half Steppin’ as the 25th best song in hip-hop history. So anyone who lived through rap’s early days would have great respect for Hardy’s talents.

And Donnie Wahlberg was alive when Big Daddy Kane was carving his place in hip-hop history. In fact, Walberg was a singing sensation himself. Of course, he was making records for a completely different genre. But the New Kids on the Block bandmate still knows a thing or two about great musical artists.

So when Wahlberg heard Big Daddy Kane’s voice on a promo for a fellow CBS series, he made sure to give Kane a shoutout on Twitter.

“Hearing @bigdaddykane playing during that @TheEqualizerCBS commercial was [fire],” he wrote.

And then he teased that the singer may also be appearing on an episode of Blue Bloods. “Also a sign — as we were just messaging about him doing an episode of @BlueBloods_CBS soon!” he added.

If Kane does appear in the drama, it won’t be his first time on the small screen. The rapper has 40 acting credits on IMDb. And he even made an appearance on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit in 2018.

Donnie Wahlberg Channeled His New Kids on the Block Days For The ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 12 Premiere

On the October 2nd season premiere of Blue Bloods, Blockheads around the globe rejoiced when Donnie Wahlberg jumped on stage for a little performance of a Rolling Stone classic.

During the episode, Reagan and Baez tracked down a five-year-old’s killer. The situation was long and grueling for the detectives. And Reagan was so desperate to find the murderer that he went to a psychic for help. He eventually solved the crime, but the hunt opened Reagan’s eyes to some uncomfortable truths about himself. During one scene, the psychic, Maggie Gibson, asked Officer Reagan when he last had fun with a woman outside of work. And he realized it had been a long time.

So, he agreed to go to a karaoke bar with Gibson. And it was there that NKOTB fans got to relive their 1990s glory days. In an attempt to prove that he’s not boring and career-obsessed, Reagan jumped on stage and sang a rendition of Start Me Up.