Aired 3 days ago - Oct 18, 2017
A rattled Star is reeling with emotions, while dealing with the sudden reappearance of her father. A huge opportunity for the girls to perform at the record label party is put into jeopardy after they react to learning that Ayanna has hired Rachel
Wells as the label's new social media strategist. Meanwhile, Derek struggles with facing the truth about his fate; Carlotta finds a place of solace; and Cotton begins to bond with her father, Jahil, over their shared pain.
Aired 10 days ago - Oct 11, 2017
While preparing for an upcoming TV appearance with recording artist Noah Brooks, the girls quickly learn that they will be singing backup instead of co-headlining the performance. Anxious for the girls' next big move, Carlotta turns to the new A&R
executive, Maurice, for help on a new deal. Meanwhile, Jahil tries his hand at producing music, Cotton struggles with starting her new job and Star comes face-to-face with an unexpected person from her past.
This ain't no HGTV makeover.
you're under, it's still following you.
What is this, Ayanna's Got Talent?
I'll deal with Ayanna.
- I might as well be you.
- What is that supposed to mean?
You were actual dead weight.
Ambushing the last president,
storming into Ayanna's office...
so I can sleep good tonight?
At least we're close
to the sticky buns place.
It's my show now.
Listen, don't let this
one performance define us.
- Alex, it's really good.
- It's not there.
Unlike that island remix you guys tried.
You're the fluffer.
Oh, I mean, not today, Jahil.
like there's no debris left behind.
Hey, you can wear that hat
if you want to.
Oh, I thought there was
only one act performing today.
They work for me.
What if it's not a waste of our time?
that's the weak-ass move
you pull when your music
Okay. "Not right now" is a good answer.
What are you listening to?
You don't look like no secretary to me.
Yeah. I'm great.
I'm 19, playing nurse to my man.
Ugh, I don't need this at all.
Aired 17 days ago - Oct 04, 2017
The girls receive a rude awakening when the fierce new label head, Ayanna, demands they re-brand their image in order to have a shot at competing with the label's other talented artists. A disgruntled Star chooses to take matters into her own hands,
causing tensions between her and Carlotta to escalate. Meanwhile, Alex, Simone and Cotton all struggle with adjusting to some major life changes.
Come on, who coming
for you wearing this?
Well, the marketing team,
they want to sit down
Crane, your father came out
of the gate swinging.
and that Rachel Dolezal
look's got to go.
He found out the terms of my probation
- Who is that?
- The point is, Bruce,
Did you not hear her say
she didn't like my music?
All right, let's try this again.
Code green to multipurpose, now!
- Girl, wrap it, honey.
- It's so flat.
- You look right at me.
- Okay, are you gonna be able to
So you gonna post it on your site?
Things happen, man.
Atlanta ain't no place for you.
Eh, you talking about
some girl... Carlotta.
and these label changes.
I mean, we need to keep up...
so we're gonna have to keep fighting.
I thought Atlanta NextFest would
have us leap-frog all this crap.
- And then do what?
- Whatever the hell she wants.
Is that a yes?
She knew that dropping
the dime on Leonard
if you didn't come tonight, if you,
if you didn't know what to do...
I'd still try to give you advice.
Say I won't!
I am security.
But if we do,
you put us back in the mix.
Aired 24 days ago - Sep 27, 2017
The girls with Carlotta as their manager – continue to face roadblocks, despite their victory at Atlanta NextFest. While still dealing with the repercussions of Hunter's death, Star goes to great lengths to assure that the group gets a release date
for their album. A frustrated Simone struggles with bullying and Alexandra moves in with Derek despite the hardships they've experienced. Meanwhile, Carlotta faces difficult decisions when it comes to managing the group, causing the STAR and EMPIRE worlds to collide as Jamal Lyon is sought for advice.
Crossover episode with Empire Season 4, Episode 1.
Well, I like to get to know my
artists on my label pretty intimately.
Shouldn't be too hard.
Um, Lucious was going to hook me up
from all the news stations
will be there.
Did they find out who killed them yet?
Yeah, I loved Hunter.
And it was overrated.
Be back by 10:00 p.m., Davis.
Don't make me call the cops.
My plan right now is to get
the label to give us a tour.
- we could get this done...
- Hey, hey, hey, look,
but we still need to have our standards.
If you want me there, I'm there.
- You just call me "sweetheart"?
- Excuse me?
How bad was it?
Yeah, welcome home.
- Hey, Unc.
- Hey, baby girl.
How it feel to be a freak?
You should not be encouraging
that child to smoke.
How am I supposed to get you back if
you're smoking weed outside my house?
Holland listened to the music.
Girl, that's your mama,
trying to get her coin.
How about, uh, "Bitch"?
Just the regular word? The way it is?
- Give me the phone. Come on.
after he got arrested. Ignore them.
You think they gonna hire me?
you could listen to one of our songs?
Tell us what you think is missing.
- Have a good one.
- Wait, you gonna take the bottle?
- Hey, yeah.
- Don't do that. Give me my headphones.
- It sounds perfect.
Star, I need you to go
downstairs and refill
He wanted it.
- Alex, play the track.
- Who is it?
- You ever heard of the Floyd family?
I don't even know what's going on.
It's like we're cursed or something.
He's in there. Hit it.
Can I get one
of the two of you together?
I truly wish that I had.