Gabourey Sidibe Claps Back at Haters Who Didn’t Like Becky’s “Empire” Love Scene!
If you watched this week’s episode of “Empire,” you remember the show opened with Becky getting some from a gentleman on a rooftop. Becky does work hard for the Lyon family, so it’s only right she’s gets love too.
Actress Gabourey Sidibe, who plays Becky, wrote about the scene for her Entertainment Weekly recap, writing, “That fine ass Becky is on a rooftop in the afterglow of doin’ it all romantic-like with some mostly naked dude. YASS Becky and Naked Dude!! Becky says that she’s got to get some sleep before her first meeting with her new boss Andre. Naked Dude gives her some encouraging words and then he doesn’t let her get any sleep. Good. Good for that fine ass Becky.”
As we come to find out later in the show, that man is artist, J Poppa, who is signed to Empire’s Gutter Life Records.
Because the Internet is the Internet and social media is social media, there were memes going around saying not so nice things about Becky’s love scene.
However, Sidibe isn’t phased. She told Entertainment Weekly, “I had the most fun ever filming that scene even though I was nervous. I felt sexy and beautiful and I felt like I was doing a good job. I keep hearing that people are ‘hating’ on it. I’m not sure how anyone could hate on love but that’s okay. You may have your memes. Honestly, I’m at work too busy to check Twitter anyway.”
Tell ‘em, Gabby! Whether people liked the scene or not, they are still going to tune into “Empire” every week, so she wins!