Part of the fun of watching Empire is trying to figure out who each fictional character is based on.Puff Daddy or Jay Z seem like plausible inspiration for a high-powered music exec like Lucious Lyon, but was NBA player Iman Shumpert really who the writers looked to when they created Hakeem Lyon?following that, Teyana’s fans called foul when they noticed that the baller told Jaden Smith’s girlfriend Sarah Snyder that he needed to DM her.He then clarified that it was just to get her number after they sat beside each other at NYFW, but for some fans the damage was already done. If you see inappropriate comments, then please report them by clicking the report abuse link aside the comment. Please do not post inappropriate comments, this is a friendly forum for fans.
The New Yorker publicly shared earlier this summer that she was dating New York Knick Iman Shumpert, but was trying to keep their relationship low-key. The film is about a young relationship that is often in the public eye, similar to what Teyana and Iman experience on a daily basis.Still, Taylor says that it's not as hard as it may seem to have a happy relationship with thousands of people watching your every move.In an interview this summer with Vibe, she explained: Making a relationship public draws a lot of scrutiny. It makes you think about something you were never thinking about before so I don’t know if I would advocate public relations to folks but hey, it is what it is.