While Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) have been all about the music, Andre (Trai Byers) has always been interested in the business of Empire — and the one to help keep it afloat during hard times.
In this flashback video from Season 2, Andre tells Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) he wants to be a part of Empire so he can pass the business down to his children. He also drops the news he’s expecting a child with his then-wife, Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday).
“Lucious wants the same thing you do. That’s why he’s so hell-bent about getting Hakeem back over there. He wants his own legacy and nothing says legacy like a grandchild. You saw how he acted with Lola, he about melted with that little girl,” Cookie says. Watch the clip above to see her reaction to the pregnancy news!