2009 BET Awards - Show

Source: Kevin Winter / Getty

*Tyrese is yet another high-profile celebrity making their way to the FOX’s hit drama series “Empire” when it returns this fall.

Lee Daniels took to his Instagram account last week to announce Tyrese would be joining the cast for season two. The news comes on the heels of Kelly Rowland also being added as Lucious Lyon’s mother (in flashback scenes we suppose).

Tyrese has been quite vocal about wanting to be reunited with his “Baby Boy” co-star Taraji P. Henson, and he explained to HuffPost Live why it hasn’t happened yet.

“I was supposed to be on season one of ‘Empire,’ and I was in and out of court fighting for a personal matter with my 7-year-old, so I wasn’t able to do the show. That’s the truth,” Tyrese said. “Taraji and Lee Daniels were very, very disappointed – and I was too – that I couldn’t do it.”


It’s Official Tyrese Joining Season 2 of ‘Empire’  was originally published on

Also On 100.3: