Confession from one Empire fan to another: I never really cared that much who won the ASA for Son...
Empire Recap: Blood Red Carpet
Apparently, neither did poor, tragic Freda Gatz — seeing how she didn’t even wait for the afterparty to whip out her gun and go after first-time nominee Lucious Lyon, making the statuettes kind of an afterthought in the show’s fictional world, as well as for viewers of Fox’s hip-hop soap opera.
Question, though: What kind of jacked-up kudos-fest would still announce its winners while its most nominated artist fought for his life on the operating table? Tacky!
In the end, Lucious and Jamal both lost the big prize — to some chump named P.O.C. — but Jamal lost even bigger when he got caught in the crossfire and took a slug to the stomach. Oh, and did I mention his fine-ass, sex-on-a-self-hating-stick boyfriend didn’t even accompany him in the ambulance?
Next year’s ceremony just has to be better — especially if Aunt Carol and Grandma Leah are locked away inside Lucious safe room, with Juanita sliding her unseasoned treats under the door.