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Such amazing news for Empire fans as it was announced today that R&B superstar, Kelly Rowland, will be added to the cast of Empire.

Reports E!:

Kelly Rowland will appear on the hit FOX show this fall, a source told E! News exclusively on Saturday, the Fourth of July, at the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans.

The 34-year-old R&B singer will play Lucious Lyon’s mother in a flashback.

During season 1, Empire often featured scenes from Terrence Howard’s character’s past, which shows and his feisty now-ex-wife Cookie Lyon, played by Taraji P. Henson, during harder times before they built their powerful music empire.

Last month, Rowland hung out with Empire screenwriters, sparking speculation she may make an appearance on the show.

Can’t wait to see this on screen! Go Kelly!


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