Jussie Smollett is on top of the world—in real life. In his fictitious life, he’s now the top man at Empire Records on the crazed nighttime drama Empire. Last seen chanting “It’s the kind of song that makes a man love a man” and ascending from illuminated steps, the middle Lyon son is set to drive the car during the split-structured season 2 of the show. Aside from running lines and Instagramming on-set shenanigans, Smollett has been recording music for the reemergence of the show with Ne-Yo, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. New music and new drama? Sign us up!
Words: Satchel B. Jester