Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora to Guest Star on ‘Empire’
No word on what their roles will be on the show (most likely, playing themselves), but they join a list of superstars that are being courted for cameos. So far, Snoop Dogg will appear in episode 11 and rocker Courtney Love will make a guest appearance as well.
E! News is reporting that producers have reached out to Iggy Azalea for a cameo but a scheduling conflict prohibited the Aussie rhymer from signing on.
One person who reportedly won't appear on ‘Empire’ is R&B upstart Quincy, who is Diddy’s adopted son. The singer was being eyed for a recurring role on the show but his dad nixed those plans.
Apparently, Diddy got into a heated argument with the show's creators over his son’s music rights. Fox wanted Quincy to sign over a huge portion of the publishing for his songs that appear on the series. Diddy was like, "no way," and banned his son from the show.
Although joining the cast would be a good look for him, there is still a possibility that Quincy will be a part of the show next season.
‘Empire’ stars Terrence Howard as a music mogul trying to keep his label afloat amid internal drama and the shenanigans of tyrant ex-wife played by Taraji P. Henson. The series has already been renewed for a second season.