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ESSENCE Festival got a special performance from Empire star Bryshere Y. Gray. 

John Kennedy
Jul, 04, 2015

Empire rapper slash problem child Hakeem Lyons made a surprise appearance at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on night two of ESSENCE Fest 2015.

Hakeem (b.k.a.  Bryshere Y. Gray) took the main stage after Kem’s opening performance to deliver a brief rendition of “Drip Drop.”

Before taking off, the actor plugged the hit show's much thirsted-for second season, which premieres Sept. 23.