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Empire Elects Taye Diggs As Its Young, Cool, Hopefully Singing Obama Analogue

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Four more years! Four more years!

President Obama is leaving office at the end of this year, but Empire’s not done with him just yet. The president already exists in the universe of Empire (Hakeem insulted him during a bender back in season one), but now Empire is adding Taye Diggs, who will keep the dream alive by filling in as an Obama-ish character in season three. Diggs is playing Angelo Dubois, a New York councilman with a Harvard law degree and a wealthy family background, who “focuses on local politics and community issues, which inspires Barack Obama comparisons.” Two questions: Will Taye get to romance Taraji? And more importantly, will he sing?

Taye Diggs Joins Empire