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Empire's Gabourey Sidibe Opens Up About Her Ground Breaking Love Scene


Did you catch last weeks episode of "Empire?" If not you missed an amazing opening scene where we get to see Gabourey Side's character Becky in a steamy love scene with rapper J Poppa, played by actor Mo McRae. Gabourey addressed the scene in her weekly "Empire" blog for EW.



Gabourey first describes the scene, in a way that only she could:
"Meanwhile, 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."
Gabourey then goes on to address the critics who can't appreciate a plus sized, dark-skinned woman exuding confidence and sex appeal on primitive television.
"Also, yes. I, a plus sized, dark-skinned woman, had a love scene on primetime television. I had the most fun ever filming that scene even though I was nervous. But I felt sexy and beautiful and I felt like I was doing a good job. I’m very proud of the work we all did to make that scene a great opening for the episode. 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. #Booked. Hope you enjoy next week’s show!"
And that's how you shut haters up.

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