Gabourey Sidibe has been cast for Lee Daniels' upcoming hip-hop industry drama "Empire."

Produced by Lee, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer, the pilot will see Sidibe portraying Becky, a hard working assistant to Terrence Howard's character, Lucious.

In short form, Empire is described as a unique family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire.

Taraji Henson, Malik Yoba and Trai Byers are also attached to the pilot set for FOX.

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