Luvvie Ajayi hosts ‘Empire’ watch party in Chicago

AzMarie, Ta'Rhonda Jones, Luvvie Ajayi - Photo by Eddy "Precise" Lamarre
AzMarie, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Luvvie Ajayi – Photo by Eddy “Precise” Lamarre

“Empire” still stands as the hottest show on television. Millions gather around their televisions, phones, tablets and laptops to see what Cookie is wearing and also see who will catch the wrath of Lucious Lyon. It’s all classic. People actually schedule events to watch the show and experience it in real time with family and friends. Social media maven Luvvie Ajayi of Awesomely Luvvie fame partnered with Rosa Regale and held an awesomely (pun intended) successful watch party in Houston for the season premiere of “Empire.” It was so successful that Luvvie and Rosa Regale took the show on the road and held the most recent “Empire” watch party in Luvvie’s hometown of Chicago. People were lined up outside of Society Nightclub on the west side of Chicago anticipating the latest episode of “Empire” and looking forward to an opportunity to meet Luvvie.

Photo by Eddy “Precise” Lamarre

Rosa Regale was being poured and food served. AzMarie was on the ones and two’s, playing all the songs from “Empire.” Actress/rapper Ta’Rhonda Jay who plays Porsha, Cookie’s assistant on the show, was in the building keeping the mood festive and energetic. The room erupted with laughter when the still was shown of Porsha jumping a subway turnstile.

We asked Luvvie what she thought of the night’s episode and she said, “‘Empire’ is insane! I love it. It gave us all the insanity, all the drama. Cookie gave us all the petty. It’s good”

Check out a few pics from the event in the gallery below.

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