The Empire Cast Gets Partisan With Lee Daniels–Directed Ad for Hillary Clinton

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Allegiances on Empire can shift with a change in the wind, but at least for the foreseeable future, most of the Lyons & Co. are with her. Led my Taraji P. Henson, Empire's Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Tasha Smith, Gabourey Sidibe, Grace Byers, and Bryshere Gray all voice their support for Hillary Clinton in a new campaign ad. The video, directed by and also featuring Empire overlord Lee Daniels, first aired during Wednesday's episode. Absent Terrence Howard, the cast mostly focuses on supporting Clinton in light of gun violence and police brutality, also touching on Obamacare and women's issues. Okay, so, if these folks can get out and vote, what, between all of the Shakespearean power plays and music-making, well, there goes your excuse.