Amiyah Scott

'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels is determined to make drag queen Amiyah Scott his muse.

Amiyah, who didn't make the cut this season on Real Housewives of Atlanta, was tapped by Daniels to join his fictional girl group in an 'Empire' spin-off series about a younger Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson).

Daniels, who is openly gay, supposedly liked Amiyah's look.

According to TYI blog, Daniels called Amiyah in August and asked him to audition for a part in his fictional girl group.

In a post on Instagram.com, Daniels raved about finalizing his new girl group, which he hinted included a female impersonator.

It remains to be seen if Amiyah has any singing talent to speak of. Amiyah is getting long in the tooth, and he doesn't quite fit in with young girls.

But Daniels has an agenda to push… so you will deal.

  • Meme81

    I hope it's gonna be on Logo, else no one will look at it on any other channel. But do you, Lee.

  • Meme81

    I hope it's gonna be on Logo, else no one will look at it on any other channel. But do you, Lee.

  • Calikush

    Leela Daniels is som'thin else! I ain't got nothin!!!!!

  • Calikush

    Right! Dis nucca Lee ain't worth two dead flies for this foolery! Lol

  • SandrasNewFave

    A gay man hires a female impersonator to play the role of a young over-the-top fictional black woman? I think Tyler Perry is the silently funding Lee Daniels cause I swear his (Tyler's) simpleton plots with an easy to follow moral are looking better and better.

  • That’s Interesting

    Anybody who watched "Precious" knows Lee Daniels mind is not right. You cannot trust the man who made "Precious" AND "Monster's Ball." Lee Daniels is sick.

  • 1/8

    "When the sharpest vibration saves you from obliteration
    When the melting pot stirs, how you gonna take it?
    When you can't tell him from her, how you gonna fake it?
    When the lines blur every boy and girl
    How you gonna make it in this brave new world?"

    Prince - New World

  • shell

    Of course he did, Lee Daniels hates black women

  • shell

    100%

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    (doing my PRAISE dance)I WAS JUST TELLING MY BABY SISTA THIS,THIS MORNING!i see i am NOT alone in believing because HE'S polluted...one can believe POLLUTION is all he can create!????

  • MookieFly

    Hit it right on the nail! I didn't know he made Monster's Ball. Never made the connection. Makes sense

  • Sexy CJ

    ************

  • MookieFly

    I don't know if I would watch the spinoff...the main show is enough tom foolery for me.

  • Angela

    Alla this.

  • Sexy CJ

    ***********

  • Angela

    Hates them more than your average YT man.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    strike while the agenda's iron is hot, i guess.

  • understandingoverignorance

    I guess we now know what those execs at major television want our young Black audience to indulge the confused belief that you might have to get in to fit in even if your not bi or homosexual...Were is another Martin or In Living Color.

  • Victorious82

    He didn't write Push, which is the book Precious is from. He merely produced the film. I don't even think he wrote the screenplay, he could've but I doubt it. The creator of precious is an author by the name of Sapphire.

  • Amilia A Lee

    Lee "You are sumpthin else" *in my Kevin Hart voice

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Actors can't get real parts, but no names and musicians stay in front of movie/tv audiences. SMH. I guess. Forget it, I'm gonna start blogging. Anybody wanna buy ad space?

  • Jessica

    Ugh! I wouldn't waste my time watching that mess.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I don't need a spin-off for Cookie. Develop her character on the show now. Make the plot flowing, intriguing and inviting for the viewer.

    Lee is trippin'.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    LMBO

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    pretty much. Spin offs rarely make it anyways. He has a bigger problem with Empire lacking a plot or any subplots.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Hot mess. Why are there so many sissy n*******. Smdh

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    The plots and subplots aren't cohesive. Everyone is doing their own storyline and a character may have 2 storylines in one episode and forget what was in the previous episode to get you to the one you have now! Lee don't want to listen to nobody! Whew! You don't got my pressure up now Applehead!

    ~Mother (Martin) Payne~

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOL. I agree with everything you've said. We both see the show this way. They're down to 9M viewers. Sure, that's still good, but it's a colossal failure when you look back to S1 finale reportedly having over 17M viewers. If they don't come back in March new and improved, Empire will not get past one more season.

  • Latisaj

    Applehead.... I'll take you hear and I'll take you there... Dead,lmao!!!

  • SunnyChi

    I won't watch. Can't even sit through empire anymore.

    On another note more tranny news smh. I wonder what she looks like without makeup?

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Like a man.

    Bye

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Wait ! Is this a clockable ? Serious question ? Because I'm like yeah... Saw a man on my newsfeed that looked just like this.... Oh the confusion smh... Hell now ya gotta ask Chile

  • I cAll ThE sHoTs…

    Lee Daniels makes me itch.

  • I cAll ThE sHoTs…

    Agree

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    And not in a good way ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey there ? call me !

  • maleorderside

    You mean successful LGBT members? Because many of them have no support so have to hustle and make things happen for themselves. Every gay dude I know works 2 jobs.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    "Amiyah, who didn’t make the cut this season on Real Housewives of Atlanta"

    ??Interesting...I remember your exclusive report on it? One that you dropped after that other site posted pics of Amiya filming? I remember you saying you knew she was the newest housewife But, since the cat was out of the bag??? Of course those of us in the know, knew...We knew she was on the list for the party invite. We knew what it really was. You're crafty though. I'll give you that. Republicans man?? Circles goin round in...Circles :nun: I love Atlantic Starr??

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Call you what? Pencil neck? There, I called you it????

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Lol @ Leela.

  • maleorderside

    Nah. Ryan Murphy and Lee Daniels cornered a market that spends and watches big. TV is being ruled by LGBT shows and black shows now. The Wiz was a ratings monster. White TV is out. Yet they dominate in music though :(

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Lee Daniels hates women, period.

  • maleorderside

    it's not an agenda. It's a ratings trend. Black TV and LGBT is in now. Nobody is looking for a new Friends or Sienfield anymore.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Is that why Empire's ratings were in a free fall the entire season?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you, Lorenzo. You hit the nail on the head.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "and a character may have 2 storylines in one episode and forget what was in the previous episode to get you to the one you have now!"
    ----------
    I agree. For instance, Hakeem was obviously raped in that one episode. Then it was forgotten by the next episode.

  • maleorderside

    Because putting black people on a show doesn't work anymore. We demand quality. And everbyody from HBO, Netflix. And Showtime have a vast collection of shows coming out ready to ride the trend started by Shonda. Lee Daniels just got cocky and lazy.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    'She' looks like a he.

  • Calikush

    Unclockable!!!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is why I have a search function on my blog.

    On August 18, Sandra Rose wrote:

    TMZ Got it Wrong Again: Insider Says Amiyah is NOT An Official RHOA Cast Member

    http://sandrarose.com/2015/08/tmz-got-it-wrong-again-insider-says-amiyah-is-not-an-official-rhoa-cast-member/

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bren please help me put up this tree .... I'm sorry I put you out last night ? I apologize ? Anita Baker .... Lawd ...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bren ? where art ? thou ghetto slang ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey Sandy ! ?

  • Calikush

    Lol

  • maleorderside

    Season 3 will be his sank or swim season. Then they'll make Rosewood 2 hours long ....yay?

  • maleorderside

    I'm interested to see how Donald Glovers rap show will do on FX. I'm enjoying seeing black culture pop up in different ways on TV. And then white people whine and call it racism :) #blackjedi

  • Monday

    So far I haven't dealt with anything...TV off most of the time

    Thank God for Tutorials on Natural Hair on Youtube.. Lately I have been hooked on watching and trying crochet hair. Have to force myself to log off after midnight

  • shell

    i agree. I say black women because the colorism is so evident in his movies and show

  • Monday

    **** Gasp!!!***

    NO MENTION OF KIM K BIRTHING A BOY ?

    Didn't I mention JUST this week about Kanye cheating just before Kim gave birth to North and now SAAAAME plot for this one??

    How will his children look at Kanye when they will be old enough to log and read??

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Can he get the first one right first tho....no oh....

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??Oh Sandra. After they posted she was filming a scene for the show, you popped up on your blog saying you knew Amiyah was being added to the cast, then added but since they let it out...I remember. Cuzz then I called someone involved with the show and they confirmed what I already knew, that it was false. You said you'd been holding on to the info. That's what you said??? Its ok tho??Peace onto you sista, I'm getting ready for a date?? ttfn???

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I don't do trees? Sorry. Them trees and my animals don't mix?? Good luck?????

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Chile,,,Just found out I'm going on a business date?? Finna go pluck my buck shots and fleet?????

  • MRiGOThim

    I just don't feel that Amiyah Scott is the right choice due to her not even really wanting to acknowledge the gay community or hang around other TRANS women

  • stanhope

    Gurl who watches NOGO since they cancelled Noah's Arc?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Smdh. It's never going to end. I hope that NO one watches it. Seriously. I mean obviously the trans will watch but I am 100% over the nonsense.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    My friend taught me how to do crochet braids & I went in-depth on youtube.

    It's really easy & looks cute, good luck!

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    I ONLY watch for RuPaul's Drag Race now

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Sandra putting up post ALL WEEKEND?!?!? *cues Rick Ross - Everyday I'm hustlin everyday I'm hustlin'*

    *moonwalks back out this post*

  • Michelle Peele

    I needed that laugh. Leela Daniels. #priceless

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I came across one the other day by accident. I think it's called "Transcending"? I was totally confused. You know how you have the tv on, but half-heartedly watching while doing homework or housework?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Stawp!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    WhatchutalkinboutBrendan? What kind of animals do you have that you have to be mindful of trees?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I only repeated what my source -- the publicist -- told me, based on what the producers told him. But then he informed me that the producers were not interested in Amiyah after all.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Otay

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Hey hun. I'm not going to let Bren work my nerves on this day of rest.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You're working hard for the money today ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Martin is a FOOL!

  • Latisaj

    Always will be one of my favs...

  • Li

    They're cheaper. Think about it. A real "actor" with name value is going to charge $1mill more than some no-name rapper/musician/transgender. It's another way to cut (payroll) cost.

  • Li

    If I were a female actress, I would be very afraid. Already two transgender females are working on TV shows.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    One more season? I swear Lee is trying his best to self-destruct. He better come with it and get out of his feelings. Artists are so sensitive.

    ~Men on Film lisp, lightly touches throat~

  • Sk8board T

    I b glad when this bitch decides to leave her dumb ass playa hater stereotypical borderline racist homophobic and sexist opinions out of the story. Jus report the facts Sandra, please...

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    wow.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Betchu Bren can't do it like that. He can't work the middle, cuz his thang too little.

  • Sk8board T

    Everybodyknows she been a hater for yrs ( Phaedra voice)

  • eljjai

    hmmm, I think James is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at this in a bid to make people watch. Everything but good material that it.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Did you know he sounded like a flaming sissy? I really didn't.

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    He should worry about Empire and make sure that it's stable enough to have a spin-off, but whatevs...do you Lee Lee.

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    The writing is so suspect...like they expect me to believe that that was Cookie's first time seeing her lil Rican's back (with the snake on it) when Lucious exposed him??...didn't they have a whole week of s.e.x ..she didn't see his back AT ALL..not even to go get the warm towel..Lee tripping..lol.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    All these lies ??? Bren works it right ?????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He working mines too ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    See see ? fleet deez

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ? hanging yo toenails back on da porch ? fugga

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Retract my last statement ? woman scorned ...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    What's wrong wit em ?

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ????

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??? again???

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Chile...My dogs...My damn dogs feel like anything inside our home, belongs to them? Chile...Imagine coming home to an Xmas tree that has been knocked down...Lights still on? I mean damn. No fire thankfully...But yeah...I luv my babies sooooo much?? and they'd jump in front of a cops bullet for me?? But they ain't shît when it comes to my property? Shoes, furniture, clothes, they are just rough on all my possessions???

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    What it do?

  • Fendi

    Drag. Queen. You worked on a Sunday to shade tf out of SAMiyah. Bless you. I won't be watching.

  • Fendi

    Gender confusion is a b*tch. I have a saying - "They hate what they ain't." People who grew up with identity crises love projecting their insecurities and confusion upon others. The devil is forever busy. I try not to give him any work. I appreciate stories like these because they make folks who care an awareness of what is forthcoming. Again, I won't be supporting this mess.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    *sorry I'm late*
    but Ayyyyyyyyyy!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOL.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    NO,NO CHICA, not whit those 3 inches.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile...the batteries probably wore out, aren't rechargeable, and not a nary one left in the house. Iono.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Yes, dear. I have seen the tipped over tree episode. They stopped that messed after I came home and "put them in the dog house". Let me stop before folks get PETA in my mentions.

  • Her_withtheglasses

    No thanks

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Lee you can't get anyone to watch empire.......how you gonna get people to watch the spin off

  • Tea???

    Won't be watching personal feelings about this agenda hollywood is pushing aside (because i'll watch a show with a transgender or gay cast if it's good...OITNB anyone?) Lee doesn't know how to properly tell a story start to finish look at the mess he created with empire. We're in season 2 and there are still unanswered questions from season 1 like am I the only person wondering if cookie will ever find out Courtney Love's character was really drugged & didn't relapse? Or are we supposed to forget that happened ?

  • 88

    Lee Daniels and his puppeteers are trying to destroy the image of black folks nationwide.

  • smartchickfl

    I will never recover from that movie lol.

  • Miany

    I'm sorry...dead at jump in front of a cops bullet for ya

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Gm,i was thru with LD after watching PRECIOUS!

  • Dr.Rue

    I loved LOGO when they showed actual gay shows, but all they show now is repeat episodes of Golden GIrls, lol. LOGO doesn't want to be known as the gay channel anymore. So lee is gonna have to keep looking...

  • The Mrs.

    Yasssss! I love Amiyah! I can't wait to see her on Empire! ?

  • Dem Moore

    The image of black people nationwide? Ok. Lee Daniels cant destroy a view of anything.......You might see a couple more blacks in Paris I hear his checks clear

  • Star

    Who cares about this crap.

  • Sincerity7

    They are forcing this "new normal" down our throats. *pun intended*

  • Switchblade Slim

    Gay Daniels can eat s@#t and die.

  • My Thoughts

    Idk why you say that. That have two shows about drag queens: Big Freedia and the one the showed right after?

  • Auditor

    Sound like my momma...and she says and lick all up in the crack lol

  • Denise pekeymom

    why is when people hire trans people it is so negative? If you dont want to watch change the station. Black people don't have a stereotype. Sillygoofie

  • Denise pekeymom

    dam the author of this lil tired article sounds so angry. Clean some chittlins and calm down.

  • 88

    Black people don't have a stereotype
    ________________________________
    You are out of touch if you actually believe that.