Jamal Lyon - Wikipedia
Though Jamal initially shies away from being a superstar, Cookie's Jamal and his brothers, Andre (Trai Byers) and Hakeem. Hakeem and Jamal have a strong bond because as kids, Jamal was the only person Hakeem had. "Jamal is the person that. Jussie: As far as the relationship and the chemistry between both Hakeem and Jamal and, obviously, essentially, myself and Yazz, the thing.
He does by going to Lyon Dynasty while Mirage A Trois is rehearsing, drunk and insults the girls causing them to storm off.
He realize he really does love Laura and reconciles with her, promising her to really be together. Later, Hakeem meets with Lucious at the spot where Lucious killed Bunkie, tells him he really killed his uncle, gives him a gun and gives him two options: He turns back and urges Hakeem to point the gun to his head and pull the trigger.
Hakeem puts the gun to his head but throws the gun to the ground and walks away. Lucious warns him to watch his back telling him that he keeps his promises. In Season 4 He moved to Los Angeles Creation and development[ edit ] "I created Hakeem to be a spoiled, young kid — like the kids that are out there who are not respecting their parents, not grateful for the things they have. That's what you see in Hakeem. He's a great musician, but he has a lot of flaws. He doesn't want to grind as hard for the things he really wants.
He wants to be a boss so bad; he wants to be Jay Z and Kanyebut he doesn't want to work as hard for it. So that's his main flaw. Gray on the original concept for the series. Kanye, Justin Bieber's antics—not Justin Bieber himself but his antics, snapping out to the world, doing rants—Hakeem embodies hip-hop and situations that occur in the hip-hop industry. You all get to see Chris Brown and you get to see the rappers and Jay Z, but you don't really get to see their lives.
And that's what they're doing with Hakeem.
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They're going behind a wall that artists have up. Empire gives people a look at that other side, which is part of what made me want to be a part of the show.
This was Gray's first acting gig. However, Diddy not agree with contractual obligations for the musical aspect of the series.
Gray then flew to Los Angeles where screen tested with Howard and Henson. He later sought formal training to prepare for the role. Like Hakeem, Daniels said "My son wouldn't know how to work right now, because I wanted him to have everything that I didn't have Gray revealed that he personally tried to avoid borrowing from the personalities of real life artists in his portrayal of Hakeem. Because he's been handed everything, he doesn't feel like he has to work hard. Gray has said that his skills as a rapper gives his character " bravado.
Hakeem can learn from his mistakes, but he has to make them first. When asked who he modeled Hakeem after, Gray said "I packed rappers who are out today and tried to be honest. He's so spoiled, he's so rich. Yeth is a sweetheart. Much like his father, Hakeem is "moved by talent" and "he really is a mogul in a way that neither of his brothers are.
With their new success, Gray said "It's about if they're going to stick together through the new adventures in their life. Cookie's return only reminds Hakeem of how "very hurt" he is. She teaches him the things that Cookie couldn't. While he initially thinks their relationship is all fun and games, Hakeem starts to develop real feelings for her. However, when he realizes she might not feel the same way, it pushes his buttons.
Tiana will be back. While there is still some underlying flirtation, "it's almost a sibling relationship" according to show runner Ilene Chaiken. Online reported that Hakeem would pursue talented singer Laura, "professionally and personally" throughout season 2. However, Laura is not interested in romance.
However Hakeem and Anika end up having sex which is later shown that she is pregnant  Hakeem's relationship with Laura is on the line and he proposes to her but their wedding is ruined and she leaves him.
Hakeem's daughter Bella is born and he struggles to be good father even though Luscious has to be the legal father for publicity.
Each actor on the show bring something unique and entertaining to the table. Relationship drama, family feuds, rivalries; there is never a dull moment at Empire Entertainment. Of course we all know their lives off-screen are a bit different than the ones they portray in front of the camera.
Although sometimes it is easy to forget, our favorite TV characters are often living completely different realities than the actors behind them, who have their own families, spouses, and children. Terrence married his third wife, former model Miranda Pak, otherwise known as Mira, in and they welcomed their first child together inonly months before they got divorced. Although the couple have not officially remarried, they are together again and seem to be getting along for the time being. Gray and Jhonni Blaze rumored Bryshere Y.
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As a side note, you may remember Jhonni as the woman who accused Drake of threatening her after the two had a brief fling. Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel divorced Taye Diggs landed a recurring spot on the series during the 3rd season as Angelo Dubois. The two got married inbut divorced in Idina has now moved on and recently got married to actor Aaron Lohr, who funnily enough appeared with the former couple in Rent. Henson and Kelvin Hayden datingTaraji P.
Looks like the lovebirds are together again at last. I just trusted that we were going to be okay. InXzibit married his longtime girlfriend Krista Joiner. Shortly after the couple said I do, Xzibit got pulled over for drinking and driving.
Instead of enjoying their first night as husband and wife, Xzibit had to spend it at the police station. The couple now have two children together, and Xzibit has two other children with a former girlfriend.
Andre is now married to the gorgeous Jane Choi, who co-owned a popular Mediterranean LA restaurant called Canele until its recent closure. The power couple make frequent public appearances together, along with their young teenage daughter Stella. Naomi Campbell and Louis C. Camilleri rumored Camilla Marks-Whiteman was a recurring character in the first and second season of Empire, and was played by supermodel turned actress Naomi Campbell.
Naomi has had her fair share of surprising relationships, but one of the most shocking is her alleged dating Egyptian multimillionaire and former chairman of Philip Morris International, Louis C. The relationship was pretty serious, but like many celebrity couples it eventually ended, for unknown reasons. They were together for three whole years until they finally announced their breakup in October Taye Diggs and Amaza Smith Brown dating Only six months after splitting up with his wife of 10 years, Idina Menzel, Taye was quick to move on to the dating world.
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The striking couple are still going strong three years later, and have been crushing red carpets ever since with their impeccable style. In real life, he is a loving husband and father of two. He married the dashing fashion model Grace Gail in a romantic destination wedding in Tuscany, Italy two years after welcoming their first daughter.
In Januarythey welcomed their second child to the world, also an adorable little girl.
Malik Yoba and Cat Wilson married Vernon Turner was one of the main characters during the first season of Empire, and was the business partner and close friend to Lucious Lyon. Malik has been happily married to his wife, actress Cat Wilson, since Fourteen years later, the couple are now the parents to three children.
In real life, he is actually happily married to his wife, actress Michelle Morgan-Truvillion. The couple both share a strong passion for the arts, and frequently volunteer their time towards helping the the Advantage Arts Program for Youth which provides art education to hundreds of inner-city high school kids. Talk about some serious couple goals.
Terrence Howard and Michelle Ghent divorced Terrence Howard married his second wife, Michelle Ghent, inbut got a divorce only three years later.
Ever since their divorce there have been ongoing disputes about their relationship. Michelle filed several lawsuits against the actor and claimed that he was violent with her on multiple different occasions and that he even at one point threatened to kill her. Demi Moore was famously married to Ashton Kutcher for eight years until an unfaithful Ashton caused them to split in A couple years ago, Rumer admitted that she had a crush on her step-dad who was closer in age to her than her mom before he started dating her mother.