Empire Recap!! Empire Records partnered with racist high-end designer Helen von Wyeth to bring mainstream appeal to the label with a fashion show. But this woman is as a racist as they come. As Empire’s female pop star, Tiana was set to headline the fashion show but not without restrictions, such as wearing straight hair.
“I expect to be able to run a fine-tooth comb through her hair by show time,” Helen demanded.
The show’s newest power couple Andre and Nessa plotted to replace Tiana while Jamal finally uncovered the real source of his PTSD. A bomb is going to explode and it will have something to do with Nessa and Andre. He is definitely more like his father than he wishes to be and he is fallen for Nessa but is she really falling for Andre?
Ever since Nessa hooked up with Andre, her dark side has made one hell of a debut. With the help of her new boo, Nessa snatched the spotlight from Tiana when she “accidentally” set Tiana’s gown on fire and secretly recorded her meltdown about Helen’s racist tactics.
“Helen von Wyeth will destroy me for this,” Tiana yelled at Nessa. “That b—h didn’t even want me in her stupid white-washed show to begin with.”
When the clip leaked online, Andre naturally performed damage control. Basically, he strong-armed Helen and cut off her daughter’s hair to ensure Nessa clinched the performance instead. That is some devious and scary sh$t, Andre is dangerous, how do you cut someone else’s daughters hair off while they are sleeping at home and in their bed? Don’t cross the Lyons, payback is torture.
After Helen felt a Andre’s wrath, she allowed Nessa to perform a song about Black girl magic with huge, natural hair. That only made Tiana pissed and she then realized that Nessa set her up but it was ultimately Tiana’s fault for running her mouth. In this day and age, their are recording devices everywhere, especially on a cell phone.
Hakeem realized Andre and Nessa sabotaged Tiana’s entire performance, where he was supposed to make a cameo to resurrect his career after his failed live stream. “So you planned this whole thing right from the jump?,” he confronted Andre. “You’re not gonna get away with it, bro.”
Hakeem later comforted Tiana as Nessa’s fashion show performance aired. Chemistry brewed again between the two, but no sparks just yet. During tea with Lucious and Anika, Grandma Lyon publicly accused Lucious of physical abuse. Overheard by Tariq, he tried to flip Grandma Lyon to help make his case against Lucious. Is he that dumb? Lucious is always one step ahead of the game. By show’s end, however, her crazy act was revealed as a plot planned by Lucious to find out why his half-brother hates him. The truth? “It’s all ’cause of Joe,” she told Lucious about his father. “He’s jealous of everything you got, especially your memories of your daddy.”
Now that Lucious knows Tariq’s Achilles heel, it’s only a matter of time before he uses his weakness to stay out of jail. Fed up with his father’s ways, Jamal confronted Lucious with a new song about Lucious’ “heartless” behavior towards the entire Lyon lot. Though Jamal thought the tune would turn the whole family against Lucious, but Hakeem and Andre sat silently without saying a word, they are more like their father than they let on.
“You can’t release that song Jamal,” she said. “It’s not black and white.”
As he stood up to Lucious alone, Jamal learned some hard truths, including the fact that Cookie’s the culprit behind Freda Gatz’s father being killed.
“You’re standing there breathing because I’m willing to do the dirty work necessary to keep this family safe,” Lucious said. “When your mama called in a hit to clean up a mess that she had made with Freda’s father, who do you think answered that call?”
Lucious may be wrong about a lot of things, but not this time. DAMN, DAMN, DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Black Panther’s Michael B Jordan & Lupita Nyongo
Black Panther the movie was great, an all black movie with all black characters was amazing too see. The actors and actresses really stepped up and did their thing. I was thoroughly impressed with this movie as well as the entire cast.
The movie is definitely breaking all box offices all over the world and other countries as well, we shouldn’t have expected any less but what’s more juicier than the movie? Its the tea behind the scenes that has the fans, viewers, staff and other celebrities talking about the chemistry between Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyongo.
Talented and handsome Michael B. Jordan and the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o may be allegedly creeping on the low low and if they are, please reveal yourselves, we love to see another beautiful black couple making waves in the movie industry together. Both are talented actors and actresses, they are lovely too look at together, we see a match made in heaven.
The two have have actually been doing some devilish flirting on social media and keeping close to each other while making public appearances. The way they look at each other is not from one cast mate to another, its like I want you now from the both of them. It’s so cute though and you know we are suckers for love.
The flirting began on Monday when Lupita shared a video of her storming into Michael’s dressing room at The View and wanting him to do a push up. According to reliable sources close to the actress this wasn’t the first time she had shared a video of Michael, the two made a bet on the set of the Black Panther, and Lupita won the bet, her prize was to command Michael to perform ‘on call pushups’ anytime she wanted. Well, he does work out, look at his biceps, she should have thought of a different type of exercise but it’s still cute.
Monday Michael replied to her video with a now deleted tweet that read: ‘Bring them chocolate cakes back. You ready for round 2?’
Lupita then replied: ‘No dessert until you come correct, @michaelb4jordan! ‘#youknowyouwantthis #youaintready.’
Let’s get it on ya’ll!! They would make a delicious couple, hopefully something does come out of them making the movie a success as well as a romance. Black Panther was phenomenal.
Cardi B At The Grammy’s
Break out reality star Cardi B is ready for the Grammy’s!! Whatever, she puts her hands on, its a hit, she’s got the magic touch and this is her year!
The former stripper and reality star was asked what was she most looking forward to at the Grammy’s? Cardi answered, “Me, hopefully winning an award. Like what else? Like that’s all I think about to be honest.” Sounds just like a Cardi B answer to me, she holds nothing back, we love her no nonsense style, her craziness and her ability to just be real. She is also excited for her man’s group Migo’s who are also nominated.
Cardi B and Bruno Mars are expected to perform there breakout song, “Finesse,” tonight on the Grammy’s! I so love this song, it takes you back to the 90’s on the “In Living Color,” stage with her and Bruno Mars. What I love most about this song, Cardi is having so much fun, the smile on her face says it all and the connection she has with Bruno in this song is amazing, they both deserve to win!!
Check out the video below: