By Natasha

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How does the cast of “Empire” celebrate the release of their new soundtrack? With a real life party that looks damn near like a club scene from the show. Check out the cast partyng it up in NYC last night inside, plus what their co-star Grace Gealey was up to…

Last night Hennessy V.S presented the album release party for the EMPIRE Soundtrack at Stage 48 in NYC. Cast members Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Gray met with 100 lucky fans before jumping on stage to perform a few tracks. Oh, and their co-star Raven Symone served as an impromptu backup dancer.

Jussie Smollett got on stage and was followed by Bryshere Gray who came out saying, “We know what you want to listen to” and immediately they went into “Drip Drop”.

Jussie stopped the music and said “I want to dedicate all of this to my Baby Momma,” then Raven Symone waked on to the stage and went wild. Also in attendance: Co-star Derek Luke (so sexy!), rapper Uncle Murda, Ed Lover and 103.9’s Jasmine Sanders.

DJ Mister Cee was also in the mix.

Peep the video below:

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Raven, who’s been hosting for several days on “The View,” gushed about the night saying:

Awe what a night!!! @jussiesmollett @yazzthegreatest performed #hits from #empire soundtrack. Sorry to those I didn’t take a picture with. I’ve been up since 6, a girl was tired. Besides it was #lyon sons night! And I was the back up dancer!!! Thank you to #stage48 and all the humans who showed up tonight!!! BTW @jussiesmollett and @yazzthegreatest will be performing on @abctheview on Wednesday!!! Be ready!!!! #love #life as a #unicorn….. hehe imma stop. People are real sensitive… Xoxo…

Meanwhile, over at the Empire State Building:

YBF chick Grace Gealey, bka Anika, bka Boo Boo Kitty, headed to the top of the skyscraper to turn on the lights. And she posed it up in a white hot zip-front dress and snakeskin pumps. Cute!

Photo Credit: Shareif Ziyadat, Raven’s IG, Splash

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