Becky G, Pitbull Bring the Latin Heat to 'Empire'
As Hakeem’s (Bryshere Y. Gray) newest signee Valentina Galindo, Becky stayed true to her ambitions of solo stardom. Sure, the idea of her and her fellow Latina singers as the trio Mirage á Trois -- yes, that may actually be a worse name than Rainbow Sensation -- was entertaining, especially when Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) subjected the girls to an R&B boot-camp of sorts. “Everybody wants to be Beyoncé but no one wants to put in the work,” she memorably tells them as they’re prepping for their big debut on Sway’s radio show.
Of course, if you’ve been watching the show up until now you know that Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) never lets Cookie -- or his traitorous sons -- get away with anything. So naturally he took over all the urban radio stations in America and signed Valentina to Empire, leaving Mirage á Trois without its Beyoncé. Guess her feelings for Hakeem weren't that deep after all.
Lucious' dirty move was payback for Cookie, Hakeem, and the rest of the rival Lyon Dynasty ruining his big welcome-home party earlier in the episode. “See y’all keep acting like you don’t know me,” he tells the family in an ominous tone. They really should know better by now…
This week’s music also includes two new tracks by Becky G, “New New” and “Do It."
By the looks of it, things will get even more caliente next week. The sneak peek of the upcoming episode showed actor Adam Rodriguez (of Magic Mike fame) flirting with Cookie from the Lyon Dynasty offices. If it were up to us, we’d hire him in a second!