After fighting for his on screen love interest via social media— Tyrese has finally signed for a guest stint on Empire. Tyrese and Taraji aka Cookie will be back on the screen together for season 2. Director, Lee Daniels, posted to Instagram saying:
“Yes! Stop asking!!! #tyrese is coming on #empireseason2 And NO, I am not leaving my show! I just wrapped my 1st episode … I got #richardpryor to do! It was so much fun directing our wonderful cast … I miss and love them ALL… Sorta ???? sad cause I’m not with them now but I’ll be back for the finale!! In the meantime we got some badass directors stepping in!!! #family #fox #empire #gottagettomakingmovies #iaintmadeamoviesincethebutler."
Tyrese weighed in on the news as well and in reference to Baby Boy— joked that he’s coming to get his girl back.
“Fuuuuuccckkkkk that I’m coming to get my girl back……. I wasn’t gonna say shit – Lee Daniels just made the announcement #EMPIRE SEASON 2 Jody back on his bullshit – Taraji I mean Yvette I mean #Cookie I’m sorry I wasn’t there #Curtains #DropsMicExitStageLeft.”
Not only will Tyrese be joining this season but Kelly Rowland is set to play Lucious Lyon's mom as well. Having a former Destiny's Child member play a character who's based off Jay Z's, mom? Well played casting directors. Now if only we could get a Beyoncé cameo...