11 Guest Stars 'Empire' Season 2 Needs To Include, Because You Know Oprah Needs To Be There

I'm still reeling from that explosive Empire finale. Actually, I'm still reeling from the entire first season. The show really drew me in with the music, story lines, and the amazing guest stars. Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Courtney Love, Naomi Campbell, and Juicy J all appeared on the show this year. But now that Season 1 is over, it's time to start thinking about Empire Season 2. Who's going to appear in the next season? Sadly, I have no say. But I do have some pretty great ideas. Check out this list of dream Empire guest stars.

by Marenah Dobin

Oprah Winfrey

I just love Oprah Winfrey. Plus, I don’t feel like Oprah gets enough credit for her acting roles. It would be great to see Winfrey play a role that’s so outside of herself, like some sort of fierce villain.

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I have been a fan of Drake’s since he was playing Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation . Don’t get me wrong, I love his music, but it would be fun to see him back in the acting game. Plus, there would probably be some great Drake memes in response.

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I miss Eminem. I know he’s busy and he did just annotate his own lyrics on Genius, but that’s not enough for me. He killed it in 8 Mile and it would be cool to see him as some sort of rap mentor to Hakeem Lyon.


Lenny Kravitz

Aside from appearing in Katy Perry’s Super Bowl half time show performance, Lenny Kravitz has been all about acting these days. He appeared in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and the first two Hunger Games movies. Plus we all know he can sing and play guitar. Lenny Kravitz is such a perfect fit.


Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey’s personal life has been the topic of discussion for far too long. The girl needs to get back in the studio and record some hit songs. Singing a new song on Empire would be the perfect way to promote the Mariah Carey comeback that I’m trying to see. She could even poke some fun at her diva persona.


Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez can do no wrong in my eyes. Nevertheless, J. Lo does not receive enough credit for her acting abilities. I would love for her to have some sort of dramatic role and prove to the world that she really has some acting chops. Plus, I imagine her wardrobe would be to die for.


Amber Rose

I am still a little unsure about why Amber Rose is famous, but pretty much everyone is talking about her these days. She’s appeared in a few film roles, and it would be interesting to see if she can hold her own in an acting role on the show.


Morris Chestnut

Terrence Howard and Morris Chestnut have already shared the screen together in the Best Man movies. It would be great to see these two back together. I could definitely see Chestnut wheeling and dealing with Luscious Lyon.

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Jennifer Lawrence

Everyone loves Jennifer Lawrence. I have no idea what kind of role she should play on Empire, but advertising that she is set to appear will definitely attract viewers. And, she had already had a song that’s landed on the Billboard charts.


Kenya Moore

I know Kenya Moore can be pretty polarizing, but we all have to admit that she’s fun to watch. I feel like she would have no problem turning up the attitude to play some sort of diva.

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Martha Stewart

This is my wildcard choice, so hear me out. I know Martha Stewart is not an actress, but after watching her slay Justin Bieber at his Comedy Central roast, we all know that she is hilarious and not afraid to push some boundaries.