Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz the Greatest” Gray, two of the breakout stars of the hit Fox show “Empire,” took the stage by storm at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards.
The pair performed “You’re So Beautiful,” a song from the show that holds special significance for Smollett’s character, Jamal Lyon. It is the song he performs when he announces to the world that he is gay in the episode “The Lyon’s Roar.”
Smollett led things off, performing the original lyrics to the song made famous on the show. He then called Yazz to the stage, who dropped a fresh lyric, much to the delight of the crowd.
Smollett and Yazz were originally only backed up by a troupe of dancers clad in white, but were joined onstage about midway through the performance by their co-star Gabourey Sidibe. Sidibe did not sing, but joined in on the dance routine. She plays Lucious Lyon’s assistant Becky on the show. She was also nominated for an Academy Award in 2010 for her performance in “Precious.”
“Empire” returns to Fox on Sept. 23 at 9pm/8c.