Hm, this seems a little familiar! If you’ve been watching ‘Empire,’ you know that the familial drama is no joke. But, is a new song from the upcoming episode based on the not-so-scripted conflict between Rihanna and Chris Brown?
FOX’s new hit series Empire tells the story of a music mogul and his industry family, all competing for a piece of the pie. On the Jan. 28 episode, a new song called “Keep It Movin'” will be performed, and some of the lyrics enforce speculation that the show might be drawing from some real life source material. Take a listen and decide for yourself!
‘Empire’: Rihanna And Chris Brown Inspired Storyline And Duet?
“My body’s like a weapon, it goes bang, bang, bang, bang, bang …”
These are the first volatile lyrics from the Timbaland-produced song “Keep It Movin'” from the Jan. 28 episode of Empire. The song is performed by Hakeem (Bryshere Gray)and his new love interest, hip-hop diva Tiana (Serayah McNeill).
Because Hakeem and Tiana are both hip-hop stars who begin a relationship, many fans have already been comparing them to the tumultuous real life relationship of Rihanna and Chris Brown. So, do these fan theories bear any truth?
“I can see why people would say that, but I don’t think the storyline really goes there,” Bryshere told People. “He’s just a spoiled young guy without any guidance, trying to learn how to be a man through his mistakes and the women that he deals with.”
Well, Bryshere might not see a resemblance between that description and Mr. Chris Brown, but we kinda do!
Stakes Are Raised On ‘Empire’
In case you’ve forgotten (or worse, haven’t been watching–get on it!), the previous episode of Empire was loaded with bombshells. For starters, we found out that Lucious probably (okay, definitely) murdered Cookie’s (Taraji P. Henson) cousin Bunkie. Cookie hired a team of federal agents for something we aren’t totally sure about yet– and Lucious found out, of course. Oh and Jamal (Jussie Smollett) essentially said he’s going to stop at nothing until he takes Lucious’ empire from him.
Yeah, the Lyons family is not messing around.
What do you guys think: is the new song and storyline based on Rihanna and Chris? Or are there just some similarities?
— Casey Mink