Last season we ended Empire with a fight to the death between Rhonda and Anika. It was Rhonda who went tumbling over the railing. Andre grabbed Boo Boo Kitty by the throat, she started screaming, frantic about what happened, which snapped him out of it, but then we heard a gush of water spilling on the floor and you know what that means. Her water broke six weeks early. Anika’s baby made it, and it turns out she had a girl. Lucious was pissed that she lied about the sex of the baby.
In related Lucious news, he’s still awful and his sons still hate him. On the work front, Lucious is dealing with a goon from his past. Shyne, the producer busted up Hakeem’s studio session and made it quite clear that his niece needs a record deal and he needs to be part of the Empire in-house production team. Lucious tried to play hardball, but Shyne balled back. He has dirt on Lucious and he flexed his thugged out sensibilities by beating up the original producer, and making it clear that he will be down with Empire Records, moving forward.