Kelly Rowland Joins 'Empire' Season 2: Report

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Kelly Rowland attends the 2015 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2015 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kelly Rowland on Empire? It's practically destiny ('s child).

E! News reports that Rowland will join the cast of the hit drama next season as Lucious Lyon's (Terrence Howard) mother. (Relax, apparently it's via flashback.) Rowland, who last appeared in a straight acting project with her role in Think Like A Man, joins previously announced season 2 additions including Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Oprah.

Given that her part is reportedly a flashback, is it too much to hope we might see Rowland go toe-to-toe with Cookie?

A rep for Rowland did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for comment. 



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