'Empire' creator Lee Daniels is reportedly auditing teenage girls to play a new character on Fox TV's 'Empire' named Betty Barz.
TVLine reports that the teenager who wins the role must be "moody, outspoken, and unapologetically butch" -- with emphasis on butch. Not unlike openly gay rapper Siya (pictured above) who stars in Oxygen's reality show, Sisterhood of Hip Hop.
According to TVLine, Betty's raw talent has helped her win "more rhyme battles and girls’ hearts than the best male vets on her block."
Betty Barz's plot line will center around her absentee father and her new rap deal with Empire Entertainment.
Her father is absentee because he's serving time in prison for trafficking drugs.
The confused Betty Barz transforms herself into the father she never had. But will her talent lift her to new heights or send her crashing to the pavement?
Empire's other gay cast members include Jussie Smollet, Raven-Symone, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers and Grace Gealey.