Kelly Rowland Cast in ‘Empire’ as Mother to Young Lucious Lyon

Kelly Rowland in 'Think Like a Man' (2012)

Kelly Rowland in ‘Think Like a Man’ (2012)

Empire continues to add to its celebrity-guest roster with R&B singer Kelly Rowland ( Real Husbands of Hollywood ).

She will play Lucious Lyon’s mother in flashback sequences, where we’ll see more of the hip-hop mogul’s humble beginnings as opposed to last season’s opulence.

Kelly’s addition follows Marisa Tomei , Chris Rock , Alicia Keys , Lenny Kravitz and Adam Rodriguez .

Empire , which stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson , will begin an extended, two-part second season on Wednesday, September 23, at 9pm on FOX.

[via shadowandact ]