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Serayah Mcneill Reveals Who Inspired Her Character On “Empire”

Remember when there was that drama surrounding the characters Tiana and Hakeem from “Empire” because Iman Shumpert thought they were inspired by him and his girlfriend Teyana Taylor?

Well Serayah McNeill who plays Tiana, recently revealed who really inspired her curly haired character and to no one’s surprise it wasn’t Teyana…

Via Revolt TV:

I talked to the writers and producers and a lot of it was Beyonce and Rihanna. They loved the Beyonce and Jay Z thing for me and Hakeem so we channeled a lot of them for our performances and stuff.


Do you see Tiana’s Beyonce influence???

We can definitely see the Rihanna.



Hit the flip for more Serayah McNeill a.k.a. Tiana from “Empire.”



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