Kelly Rowland Signs On to Season Two of 'Empire' as Lucious Lyon's Mother

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Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child fame has signed on to play the role of Lucious Lyon's mother in the upcoming second season of Empire. She will appear in flashbacks experienced by Lyon--who is played by Terrance Howard.

This isn't the only new cast member to join Empire's second season. In addition to Kelly Rowland, the show will soon star Chris Rock, Marisa Tomei, Alicia Keys, and Lenny Kravitz, too.

Kelly Rowland's new character hasn't been officially named, but the writers are referring to her as "Mama Lyon."

Since Destiny's Child split back in 2002, Kelly Rowland has enjoyed both a singing and an acting career. She served as a judge on The X Factor US. She is married to her manager Tim Weatherspoon, and the two welcomed a son last November.

Are you an Empire fan? Do you see Kelly Rowland fitting into the mix?

Flashbacks can either make or break a show. In which category do you foresee the flashbacks experienced by Terrance Howard's character falling?

Do you expect Kelly Rowland will be given a specific cast name in Empire? Or will she forever be known as Mama Lyon instead?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.