Narcos Mexico cast: Who does Quavo play in Narcos? Does he play a real person?
Narcos: Mexico season two featured a cameo from series superfan and award-winning rapper Quavo as a drug supplier in California. Here’s everything you need to know about how the appearance came about and who he played in the actual Netflix series.
Who does Quavo play in Narcos: Mexico?
Fans of hip hop will know Quavo is an American rapper and singer who is best-known as part of the music trio Migos.
He is part of the band featuring his nephew Takeoff and cousin Offset, and he has also featured on songs like No Brainer and I’m the One.
However, music fans may not realise Quavo is also one of Narcos’ biggest fans, even creating a hit song after the series.
Therefore, viewers were thrilled when he turned up in the second season of Narcos: Mexico in a cameo role.
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In episode Alea lacta Est, he plays a drug dealer named Quavo who introduced the Tijuana cartel to crack cocaine.
Enedina Arellano Félix (Mayra Hermosillo) proposes striking up a deal with him and his suppliers in order to expand their business opportunities.
He appears again later in the episode at a party where he refuses to smoke the crack cocaine the others do.
Some viewers have been wondering whether the character is based on a real person, as many of the other characters are in the show.
However, it seems like the role was purely fictional for the new series to allow Quavo to appear.
Showrunner Eric Newman explained to Entertainment Weekly how they managed to bring him into the series.
He said: “Those guys love the show, and I got to know their manager when they actually helped in the marketing of the last season because they just loved it so much, and they were like, ‘I want to be a part of this.’
“I said, ‘I wrote you a scene, would you come do it?’ And they’re like, ‘Yep, we would.’ And he showed up.”
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What’s more, the episode was also supposed to feature Quavo’s Migos bandmates Offset and Takeoff as well but they didn’t turn up.
Newman explained: “Now, it was supposed to be all three of them, but the music world is a different business, and so only one of them showed up, and we’re like, ‘Cool, love it.’
“I would have kept him around forever. I would do a show with him. It was really fun.
“When you get into the business of making a TV show or movie, it’s boring, you’re like hanging around all day, but he was great and I’m excited about people discovering it when they watch.”
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Back when season one of Narcos: Mexico was released, some of Migos sat down to do a video with Netflix about the show.
They watched a special premiere of the series where they gave their verdict on the characters.
This is also not the first time Quavo has appeared on the small screen in a television series.
He played himself in an episode of Black-ish as well as appearing in Star back in 2018.
Narcos: Mexico season 2 is available to stream on Netflix now.
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