Empire Is Back! Check Out Serayah On The Cover Of Rolling Out Magazine’s April Issue

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Did you know Beyoncé watches Empire? The latest season of the hit American television series Empire is on and popping. While many fans troop to their screens to catch a glimpse of the series including the Queen Bee, Serayah McNeil one of stars of the show is the latest muse for Rolling Out Magazine.

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In the April issue Miss McNeil chats about how life was really tough before the show, how she felt when she heard Beyoncé was a fan of Empire, plus how she plans on taking over with her rising music career.

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There are so many people who watch “Empire.” Who has been the biggest celebrity to reveal to you that they watch the show and are a fan?

I would have to say Beyoncé. When I found out that she watched the show, and knew who I was, I almost fell to the floor. It was at the Grammys, right after Taylor [Swift] won Album of the Year. And so, I was going backstage to meet her. As I’m walking, I notice Beyoncé passing me. I didn’t want to miss the moment, so I reached out to her and said, “Thank you so much for being such a great inspiration,” … and she was nice, and replied, “Thank you so much.” But as she was walking away, she stopped, turns back around, and says, “Hey, I just realized who you were; you are doing such a great job,” and she gave me a hug. I literally had tears in my eyes. It was such an amazing moment, and it provided me confirmation that I am on the right track.

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What was life like before the show?

Life was really hard. It was a struggle. To be honest, I didn’t even have a place to stay when I was auditioning for “Empire.” Literally, after we shot the first couple of episodes, I took my first check, and finally was able to rent an apartment. But that was my journey. I was going to school, and I was working at H&M, and it was a grind. But I truly feel that when you’re at your lowest, that’s when God can truly come in and bless you.

For more deets/ to read more of the interview check out: rollingout.com

Photography: DeWayne Rogers

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