Diddy Pulls Son Quincy From Appearing on ‘Empire’
Fox’s hit drama ‘Empire’ is one of the hottest shows on network television and there are several musicians, including Snoop Dogg, who are scheduled to make guest appearances. However, it looks like one artist is not going to get his chance to shine with the show’s main star Terrence Howard.
Diddy’s son, Quincy, who is a rising R&B singer, was set to join the cast of ‘Empire,’ but the rap mogul nixed that idea. Apparently, the Bad Boy Records founder got into an argument with the show’s producers over music rights.
According to the NY Post, the Bad Boy Records founder went ballistic after finding out that Quincy would have to sign over a portion of his publishing to the show.
“Diddy kicked up a huge stink and called all the top brass at 20th Century Fox TV to get them to change their rules over music rights, but he didn’t get his way,” an insider told the newspaper. “He said there was no way his son was signing over his intellectual property. So he banned him from the show.”
Since Quincy has a new single out, 'Friends First’ featuring French Montana, and is trying to get into the acting game, a stint on ‘Empire’ would be a major look for him. But sacrificing half of his potential royalties is a huge caveat to think about.
Nevertheless, Quincy is still being considered for a role in Season Two of ‘Empire.’
“Lee Daniels [the series creator] is super excited about having Quincy on the show,” said the source.
Reps for both Diddy and Fox had no comment on the matter.
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