Report: Kelly Rowland Lands Role On ‘Empire’ Season 2

Published: Saturday 4th Jul 2015 by Sam

Kelly Rowland has been hard at work building her empire in both music and TV.

The latter has been particularly noteworthy for the ‘Motivation’ maven, thanks largely to her new BET talent search – ‘Chasing Destiny.’

Now, it’s being reported that the singer is set to flex her acting muscles in FOX’s smash music drama ‘Empire’ this Fall.

Find out about Ms. Kelly’s alleged role below…

E! shared the scoop:

“34-year-old [Rowland] 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.

Said “hanging out” was teased by the show’s team on Twitter:

The second season of ‘Empire’ is set to debut on September 23rd and is confirmed to  feature high-profile guest stars such as Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and Marisa Tomei, who will play a demanding venture capitalist.


If indeed true, this is an awesome look for Kelly.

Beyond the obvious perks of the show’s vast audience, the role outlined suggests she’ll be more than “just another celebrity cameo” and will hopefully contribute to the show qualitatively, while having time enough to still focus on music.

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  1. Dunia July 4, 2015

    Yasss Miss Kelendria, way to go. Congratz!!!!
    Bring on album #5 around the same time. Im waiting on new music from, TAGG is still a MASTERPIECE (Thank you for that album)

  2. Liz July 4, 2015

    Wasn’t she supposed to have a BET sitcom titled “What Would Dylan Do?” What happened to that project? There was an announcement and then nothing. I’m excited to see Kelly acting again at any rate

  3. Leon vs. Lebo July 4, 2015

    Yessssss Miss Kelly! Werk!

  4. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) July 4, 2015

    Very happy for Kelly to be a part of such a big show + Chasing Destiny. However, I am ready for that uptempo album she’s been talking about!

  5. jcreux July 4, 2015

    Kelly, my baby, I’m so proud of you. Keep making moves and working on that new album. Talk a Good Game was the first album on I’ve bought from any artist because I genuinely want her to make it in the industry and I looooove that album. I still listen to it everyday. Matter of fact, I’m gonna bump it in the shower tonight. Love you kellz. Will forever be a fan.

  6. Mhud July 4, 2015

    So happy for my baby.Congrats dear.

  7. truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 4, 2015

    Yaaasss biitch yaaassss!!!

  8. RICHIE_RICH July 4, 2015

    Yesss Mrs. Rowland I live !!!!! The Beyhive loves Kelly so cut the bullshittt and stoping trying to start war fake hive members. Happy 4th of July from Chicago. The city is to turnt !!!!!!????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    • RICHIE_RICH July 4, 2015

      Where is my pic?

  9. Navy Gravy July 4, 2015

    Great news. I hope new music is coming soon!

  10. Kellyrowlandarmy July 4, 2015

    The Commander Said it’s time to make these Moves. So rowlandstones lets Moves I’m ready for the New Era

    • Mark111 July 4, 2015

      Hahaha ????

  11. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money July 4, 2015


  12. Music Lover~ New Monica- JRFM on ITunes/Youtube July 4, 2015

    Kelly’s so beautiful and talented, i’m happy for her, i’m definitely looking forward to her next album though.

  13. Angela Wesley July 5, 2015

    Kelly been out of spotlight for a while, but I am
    Glad that she is going to be on empire. I will
    be DVR that esposide. I think all of Kelly’s
    fan are waiting on her new music.

  14. shakira stan July 5, 2015

    I hope this flop doesn’t make the show lose ratings ….we all know she is a ratings killer

    • Mhud July 5, 2015

      Tackira,you mean?????

      • shakira stan July 5, 2015

        Shakira gets 15 million to judge the voice dts more than Kelly’s net worth …girl bye

  15. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 5, 2015

    She’s DAT chick! Still DAT chick! I really hope she gets casted in a Donna Summer biopic.

  16. bria July 5, 2015

    Those are not fake hive thankfully most are on to the hives hateful behavior that has been going on for years thank goodness the gig is up

    • Mhud July 5, 2015


  17. bria July 5, 2015

    Nice one Kelly! Eve though i dont watch the show i know it uber unpopular and will help her. Good for kelly she seems genuinely humble

  18. Nick July 5, 2015

    Good for Kelly. She is ver talented and beautiful inside out. I hope she brings out her album same time as well as her BET show. Collect those coins Kelly!

  19. bria July 5, 2015

    Oops popular lol

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