Tyrese Gibson Will Play Cookie Lyon's Love Interest On 'Empire'

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 09/29/2015 | 09:15 AM EDT

Gibson: 'I'm coming to get my girl back.'

Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson are finding their way back to love-- onscreen, that is.


Back in July, "Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels confirmed an upcoming appearance from Gibson, but kept his lips sealed on the nature of his character. We now know the singer/actor will play Cookie Lyon's love interest, as revealed in a recent interview with Wendy Williams.




"Yeah, me and Taraji ... we gotta do what we do. I'm coming to get my girl back. [Williams: Really? So you're playing a love interest?] Yeah, all them dudes on there kissing on my girl ... I'm kind of done with seeing all that. You know this chocolate is spreading," Gibson said.


There's no telling when Gibson will make his debut on the show, but we're sure Baby Boy fans of all ages will rejoice when he shows face.


Catch Gibson talking about "Empire" below at the 1:33 mark.


(Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

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