We told you last month that Tyrese was hinting (or joking about) at the possibility of appearing on Empire. The actor and singer posted the following picture to Instagram, and while in character as his Baby Boy character, Jody, said he would have to make an appearance on the show to keep the likes of Derek Luke (Malcolm) and Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon) out of his Cookie Jar (Taraji P. Henson):
see you soon…
While he said, “see you soon,” well, we never saw him on the show. Guess plans fell through.
But while chatting with the ladies of The Talk during a visit to promote Furious 7, Tyrese claimed that he, in fact, was supposed to have a role on the hit Fox show. Unfortunately, issues with his custody agreement with ex-wife, Norma Gibson, threw a monkey wrench into such plans.
“You know what? I was suppose to do Empire and I was dealing with some personal stuff with my little angel. So we’ll see what happens this year coming up. I’m just proud. Me and Taraji started with Baby Boy, so it’s almost like a beautiful fraternity where she’s off doing her thing, and I’m doing mine.
If you think of one of my favorites movies, The Notebook, it’s almost like Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. The world just wants them to be together. But on the other side, I definitely don’t like seeing Terrence and this, and all this–I don’t like all this! I don’t like all this. That’s my bottom lip. But hey man, everybody likes a temporary fix, but I’m gonna go back you know what I’m saying, and it’s back to ya boy. Back to ya boy.”
Empire seems to be the show that everyone wants to get on, says they were supposed to be on, or claims was inspired by them. Everyone is trying to get a piece of that pie! But would you be interested in seeing Tyrese and Taraji reunite on the hit show? Honestly, I would be fine without all that. It’s time to let this whole Jody/Yvette fantasy go. That film was made almost 15 years ago, and clearly she’s moved on to major things.
But what do you think?