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

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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]