Tyrese Says He Was Going To Star In ‘Empire’

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Tyrese has been a successful actor for a few years, but there’s one project he regrets not being a part of, and that’s FOX’s hit show Empire.

Tyrese revealed to The Breakfast Club while promoting Furious 7, that he was set to reunite with his Baby Boy co-star Taraji P. Henson, but had a huge conflict that prevented him from joining the FOX series.

“I was suppose to do season 1 of Empire. I was in and out of court fighting over my little angel (Shayla) and I just landed 50/50 joint & legal custody. So I had to break the news to Lee (Daniels) and Taraji (Henson) that I just couldn’t make it. I could not go to Chicago for 3-4 weeks at a time to shoot it when they hit me up. So, we’ll see what happens next season.”

It looks like fans are really hoping Tyrese can join Taraji P. Henson on the second season of Empire. It would be nice to see them back together on the screen. After all, Taraji P. Henson’s character Cookie is a single woman after Derek Luke’s Malcolm is out of the picture due to a new job in D.C. Terese would work perfectly as a rebound.

Days ago, Tyrese’s ex-wife broke her silence on the custody drama and alleged abuse that she suffered during their marriage. Norma Mitchell told MadameNoire, “I’m not a flight risk. It was sad for me seeing myself called ‘Satan’ in the press. It really hurt my feelings. I would never take my daughter to live in a different country away from her father. And if I were going to do that, I wouldn’t be asking for her passport.”

As for the abuse that went on in her marriage, she said, “Yes, there was [physical and emotional abuse in my marriage]. Definitely. If you have this conversation with many women, they can tell you the exact same thing. Sometimes it’s so covert that you don’t know it’s happening until it’s happening. It starts with words and then it becomes physical, but the words are what linger. The physical abuse heals quickly, but the emotional keeps coming back because you’re so unsure of yourself.”

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