“Empire” producer Lee Daniels continues to raise the stakes for his show’s highly-anticipated season two by adding R&B stud Tyrese to the cast.

Daniels announced Tyrese’s surprise addition on Instagram last night (July 9).

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According to reports this week, R&B singer Kelly Rowland has joined the cast and will play the mother of actor Terrence Howard‘s “Lucious Lyon” character.

Kelly Rowland will appear on the hit FOX show this fall, a source told E! News exclusively on Saturday, the Fourth of July, at the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans. The 34-year-old R&B singer will play Lucious Lyon’s mother in a flashback. (E! Online)

Rowland recently hooked up with the “Empire” writing team.

Hollywood actress Marisa Tomei is also going to play a large role in season two.

The My Cousin Vinny star will appear in multiple episodes of Empire as Mimi Whiteman, a lesbian billionaire venture capitalist who meddles in Lyon family drama. (TIME)

“Empire” season two is expected to premiere September 23.