|“Stay Fierce like the Queen Lion we know you are, and continue Making your Mark! Happy Birthday Taraji!”|
Nominated for best leading actress, Empire’s star Queen Lyon celebrated her birthday in NYC just a week before the Emmys.The celebration was nothing less than fierce; All Gold and lots of Lions, courtesy of CROSS Pens (known for their luxury gold peerless pens and 170 yr. old gold lion logo).
Guests included Empire creator, Lee Daniels, and various Empire cast members, as well as Brian Grazer, Mary J Blige, Morris Chestnut and Adam Rodriguez, her co-star from Empire’s second season. They started the night with fun photos and signing her birthday card with a life-size CROSS pen, then enjoyed a decadent dinner at Asia de Cuba.
Dessert featured a beautiful gold cake topped with, what else, a gold lion, surrounded by Ciroc bottles shooting off sparklers! And the gift of the night, a Peerless 125 gold pen, was presented to the Empire star to celebrate how she has made her mark as CROSS launches it’s new Make Your Mark campaign, #MakeYours
After the dessert and gifting, the party moved to the club Up and Down where friends Common and Kanye West joined to celebrate the big day….and where Ciroc and DeLeon took center stage.