“Empire” has become a smash hit and plenty of big names like Naomi Campbell and Macy Gray are set to make appearances. However, one of the biggest names in hip-hop has a problem with the FOX series and has banned his family from appearing on it. Diddy kicked in to full dad-mode when he banished his son Quincy from guest starring on the show after he saw some discrepancies with the contract Quincy was given.
“Diddy kicked up a huge stink and called all the top brass at 20th Century Fox TV to get them to change their rules over music rights,” a source told Page Six. “He said there was no way his son was signing over his intellectual property. So he banned him from the show.”
It’s clear that the REVOLT founder was not a fan of signing his family member’s royalties over to FOX, but he has some validity to his madness. Quincy, the biological son of R&B singer Al B. Sure! and Kim Porter, has been building his own rap career since 2012. Recently, he released his visual with French Montana for their joint single “Friends First.” The producers of “Empire” are still interested in bringing Quincy onto the show for the second season. Other stars that have been rumored to make an appearance include Rita Ora, T.I., and Jennifer Hudson. Director Lee Daniels has reached out to Denzel Washington to appear on the show while 50 Cent is plotting to make his presence known on set as well.