'Empire' Sneak Peek: Joss Stone Makes Grand Debut -- and She's Calling Jamal Out (Exclusive)
By Philiana Ng
Joss Stone is here to play.
Empire welcomes the British songstress in Wednesday's episode, titled "Treasons, Strategems and Spoils," as Wynter -- the key female artist on Jamal Lyon's (Jussie Smollett) London label. Wynter unexpectedly arrives in New York to confront Jamal for taking off, leaving her mid-project and abandoning his promise and commitment to her musical career. If Jamal isn't careful, his own mom, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), may have her eye on the prize.
"Wynter, what the hell?" Jamal says when Wynter dramatically struts into his place in ET's exclusive sneak peek.
"It never gets old, does it?" Wynter responds, showering Jamal and journalist beau Kai (Toby Onwumere) with a flurry of fake snow. It doesn't take long for her to notice Jamal's sizable pad. "Good lord, this place is enormous."
But Jamal isn't here to play niceties with his artist. "Wynter, what the hell are you doing here?" he asks, a bit confused by her sudden presence in his home.
"You convinced me to sign to your lovely little London label, making all sorts of promises and then you run out on me," she says, calling Jamal out.
"That's a little dramatic. We just video-conferenced like two days ago," Jamal defends.
Wynter, though, is on a mission, happily making a proposal for them to finish her album at his home -- a decision that may complicate Jamal's plans. Watch ET's exclusive sneak peek below.
For Smollett, Jamal's storyline on Empire this season has been fulfilling on a personal level. He opened up about getting to explore Jamal and Kai's blossoming romance onscreen.
“I was so deeply honored and grateful to be able to tell that storyline. This is my favorite storyline for Jamal ever,” Smollett told ET recently. “We’ve had cool people on, but it’s about the family now and that’s why the show is winning again.”
ET's very own Kevin Frazier was on the set of Empire in Chicago, Illinois, earlier this year to film his cameo. For more, watch the exclusive video below.