By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
With “Empire” officially being one of the hottest shows on TV right now, it’s no surprise FOX is hoping the show’s success can save “American Idol” from cancellation. Two of the show’s biggest stars hit the stage last night to bring in more eyeballs to the talent competition.
Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray performed “No Apologies” and you can check out their performance below:
Taraji P. Henson didn’t hit the stage but she made an appearance as well. By the way, the “Empire” soundtrack is expected to beat out Madonna for the number one spot.
In related news, yesterday Cleveland Cavaliers player Iman Shumpert claimed he’s not happy with “Empire” because he feels like the show copied off him and Teyana Taylor for the basis of Hakeem Lyon and Tiana’s relationship.
Now he’s somewhat backtracking with the following statement:
The ‘Empire’ story pertaining to myself and my girlfriend Teyana has gotten out of hand. Fans of the show and friends have told us on many occasions that couple favors us but we do not all feel that our lives are being copied/stolen….I apologize to the actors on the show because they’re just being professionals and don’t deserve slander that’s not what I was trying to portray and I have to be more careful with my choice of words…I do not appreciate the writer using his questions with my answers to draw quotes like I was making these elaborate answers but that’s the media. The writer took a 2-3 min convo of locker room talk after a GREAT TEAM WIN and made it look like a sit down interview and it wasn’t….He twisted words to get the point that he wanted to get across. This is not that serious and though we don’t watch the show we are not against it.