"Empire" continues its trend of big name casting announcements, following the news that Marisa Tomei has signed on for an arc as a venture capitalist. The show's latest casting coup? Kelly Rowland, of Destiny's Child/your dream friendship with Beyonce. Per E!, she'll be playing Lucious' mother in flashbacks. Given how level-headed and well-adjusted an adult he is, we can only imagine what kinds of stuff happened with his mother. But she'll definitely sing, right? They wouldn't have Rowland on if she wasn't going to sing, would they? Perhaps she could sing about the troubles in her life, and how she's a "Survivor," just as an example. And then her two best friends appear and sing the song with her. What we're saying is, Beyonce is going to be on the show eventually, right?

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