Andre (Trai Byers) sabotaged Tiana’s (Serayah) appearance at a high profile fashion event on the latest episode of Empire.
He convinced Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) to let Nessa (Sierra A. McClain) shadow Tiana for the day. Nessa purposely set fire to Tiana’s dress and then filmed the aftermath where Tiana laid into the racist organiser Helen von Wyeth (Gina Gershon).
Helen reacted angrily to Tiana’s leaked hissy fit and dropped her from the show. Andre met with Helen to suggest Nessa take her place but when she refused he threatened her daughter and arranged for all of her hair to be cut off. Frightened Helen agreed to let Nessa perform but warned Angelo’s (Taye Diggs) mother that her son was getting in with gangsters.
Elsewhere in the episode Leah (Leslie Uggams) pretended to double-cross Lucious (Terrence Howard) to help him get dirt on Tariq (Morocco Omari) and Jamal (Jussie Smollett) wrote a song about his father that didn’t go down well with either of his parents.
The next episode of the season is A Furnace For Your Foe. Cookie hosts a free concert in the park to help Angelo win his bid to become mayor. The FBI takes the step of freezing Empire’s assets.
Tune in to E4 at 10pm on Monday to see the episode. Preview it with our gallery below: