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Pepsi Empire Viewing Party With #NextPepsiArtist Jussie Smollett At Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC

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When #TeamBeautiful received an invite to Pepsi’s Empire season finale viewing party at the Gansevoort Park in NYC, we we’re like, hells yeah!

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In case you missed the last few episodes of Empire (don’t worry, we forgive you), Jamal Lyon landed the biggest deal of his career when he was asked to be the #NextPepsiArtist. The empire partnership isn’t exclusive to the show, but also a real life venture for Jussie Smollett, who talked about the huge opportunity on a panel with Pepsi’s Senior Marketing Director Lou Arbetter and FOX/EMPIRE Executive Producer and Director Sanaa Hamri, at last night’s event.

#JussieSmollett arrives to the #Pepsi X #Empire season finale panel/party

A video posted by HelloBeautiful (@hellobeautiful) on Dec 2, 2015 at 6:09pm PST

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According to Jussie, Empire creator Lee Daniels told him he got the gig after convincing him  his character was going on a sabbatical.

Shortly after, Jamal recorded Ready To Go, which is produced by Swizz Beats and featured in his Pepsi commercial.

The night ended with a performance of his songs Ready To Go, Supernatural and You’re So Beautiful.

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Jussie Smollett Performs At Pepsi’s ‘Empire’ Season Finale Viewing Party  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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