Kelly Rowland posed for the photo above as she attended the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans this past weekend.
Rowland was all smiles for good reason… it seems that she’s one of the many celebs who nabbed a spot on the 2nd season of the hottest show on television right now… EMPIRE!
Rowland joins a long list of A-listers who will be making appearances i.e. Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys and more.
More photos of Kelly Rowland at Essence + details about her new EMPIRE role below…
The Destiny?s Child crooner will play the mother of Howard?s character Lucious Lyon in a flashback, according to E!.
The casting suggests that audiences will get their first looks at Lucious Lyon?s childhood and what drove the gangster-turned-rapper-turned-entrepreneur.
The 34-year-old singer also recently popped up in a post from the official Empire writers Twitter account hanging with the screenwriters:
In addition to the ‘A’ listers previously mentioned, other celebs reportedly on board for the hit show include Oprah, Common and Marisa Tomei.
The new season of Empire starts September 23, 2015.
Are you excited about Empire’s star studded 2nd season?