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Empire's Serayah Used to Hate Her Hair Before Embracing It's Beauty

Empire's Serayah Used to Hate Her Hair Before Embracing It's Beauty

Serayah is super festive while posing with co-star Bryshere “Yazz” Gray on the December/January 2017 cover of Seventeen magazine, on newsstands November 22.

The Empire stars opened up to the glossy about their careers, their relationship, and more. Check it:

Serayah on role models: “You can dream on something, meditate on it, and want it, but what’s equally important is doing all the work you possibly can… I always look at Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant—they were the first ones in the gym and the last ones in the gym. And I just was watching a documentary on Beyoncé, where a background singer was saying that Beyoncé’s the first and last one in the stadium to rehearse. I thought that was awesome. It’s those moments that count, and that’s why those people are who they are.”

Serayah on overcoming her insecurity: “I hated my hair—it always felt poufy and curly and people would poke it and ask, ‘Why is it so big?’ I started dyeing and cutting it and trying to make it as straight as possible. Then I got this role on Empire where I wear my hair big and natural, and I’ve come to realize it’s beautiful.”

Yazz on why he and Serayah aren’t a real-life couple: “She’s a cool girl. She’s very attractive, but we’re just so much friends, like homies.”

For more on Serayah and Yazz, visit Seventeen.com.

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Serayah Brings Female Empowerment Track 'Me' To 'Empire' - Listen Now!

Serayah Brings Female Empowerment Track 'Me' To 'Empire' - Listen Now!

Serayah preaches it in her new track “Me” for Empire.

The 21-year-old singer belted out the new song on the Fox show earlier this week and spoke to ET later on about the tune.

“The song reminds me of Beyoncé‘s ‘Me, Myself and I,’” she shared. “Lyrics in both songs speak to female empowerment, but both are really about self-love.”

Serayah added, “I feel like ‘Me’ is almost an anthem — none of us need approval or love from anyone else to define our worth, all that any of us need is me to be happy.”


Empire Cast – Me (Audio) ft. Serayah