[With “Empire” fans still in shock over the season one twist, actor Bryshere “Yazz” Gray tells SOHH what it was like to work with stars like Snoop Dogg and Patti LaBelle.]

It was great to work with Snoop [Dogg].

It was good to vibe out with the legend Snoop Dogg and to get some jewels I can take into life and use and to apply them to my everyday life.

I thought Patti [LaBelle] was going to bring me some chicken, man, but she didn’t. But I actually got the chance to talk to her behind stage before she performed with Jussie [Smollett] and she’s phenomenal. She’s a great person. It was an honor to meet Miss Patti LaBelle.

[What I take from the show is ] it’s love and family conflict in situations. It’s a family show, so you get to experience family situations that you can learn from in your household.

Stuff that Hakeem does, idiotic stuff he does, you would teach your son, like, that’s going to happen you if you keep going that route. It’s great. The fans keep watching each week and it’s loving. It’s loving.