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Can You Pick The One Celeb Who Hasn't Been On "Empire" Yet?
Chris played Luscious' fellow inmate and street gangster Frank Gathers. He only lasted a couple episodes before Luscious had him killed in order to protect Cookie (long story). He also happened to be Freda's father and the reason she ends up trying to kill Luscious at the end of Season 2.
Alicia played Skye Summers (basically a fictional version of herself). She teams up with Jamal to record a song for his album in Season 2.
Ne-Yo played himself in a scene where he tries to give Jamal some musical advice before Luscious shuts him down.
Luda played Officer McKnight during Luscious' brief prison stint.
Courtney played a drug-addicted singer who Cookie was helping make a comeback before Anika sabotaged her recovery.
Gladys played herself when she appeared in Season 1 to sing at Bunkie's funeral.
Usher has never been on an of Empire. But knowing Lee Daniels, it's only a matter of time.
Cuba played Puma, a former songwriter who had a long-time crush on Cookie. He takes a break from his retirement to help her by writing a song for Jamal.
Jennifer played Andre's music therapist before giving that up to be a recording artist on Empire records.