Here's the way I look at it: when I heard Lucious said the "white bitch" thing or whatever, I was surprised; I didn't see it coming really because there have been a lot of times where we've cheersed at his dinner or he invited Andre and Rhonda over for this or that, so when we realized that that element was going to be added to the show, it's kind of like, she knows that he was a drug dealer. Has there been a moment where you've just wanted Rhonda to say, "Screw it, we're going to take our talents and our knowledge to another company? () I get that, “Go work somewhere else; you’re Wharton educated!
But he spends his time with Rhonda or working, and that’s it.And this has happened for so long, over all of these years, they’re such a unit.Read more ' Empire's' Trai Byers on Andre's Breakdown, Relationship With Jennifer Hudson How did Andre and Rhonda become such a strong team?Rhonda came from nothing — from a white trash family — and Andre was kind of ostracized from his family.He had a breakdown really early on in their relationship, and she’s sort of the only person that he’s ever been super close to. Why do you think Rhonda is so willing to do so much for Andre?
At times it almost seems like she's sacrificing parts of herself for him, like spending so much time in a family and a company that is led by a man who doesn't respect her or welcome her.