Mo McRae joins “Empire” season 2 as Gabourey Sidibe’s love interest.

Awww shucks…Becky’s getting boo’d up!

Murder in the First” star Mo McRae has been cast in a three-episode arc on season 2 of “Empire” as Gabourey Sidibe‘s love interest.

Mo will play the role of J-Poppa, Lucious Lyon’s handsome and easy-going assistant, who is involved in an office romance with Gabourey’s character, Becky.

According to Variety, J-Poppa will also forge a strong connection with Andre Lyon, who has his eye on the throne.

Mo McRae previously worked with “Empire” co-creators, Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, when he was cast in their 2013 film, The Butler.

In a post on his Instagram page, Mo shared his excitement about his new role.

Beyond #blessed super thankful. Im going to get to play with #Lyons on #Empire
Shoutout to Lee Daniels @theoriginalbigdaddy for always looking out and giving me a chance to dance with the talented @gabby3shabby and the rest of their great cast and crew. #Pumped #wow #EmpireSeason2 #Whhhhhooohoooo

I’m looking forward to this chocolatey addition to the show.

Empire” season 2 premieres on September 23.


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