Empire won't be back until the end of March, but the Lyon family is already making its presence felt - what with an announcement that rapper Xzibit will guest star as Lucious' (Terrence Howard) rival and now, a trailer.

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Indeed, Lucious' seems like he'll have quite a bit on his plate this season since, when we saw him last, he'd just been disowned by his son Hakeem and dethroned as the head of Empire thanks to a sneaky coup by cougar-in-wait Camilla (Naomi Campbell.)

In the clip released Thursday, Hakeem looks to be at the head of the table, while Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and ex-husband Lucious seem on much friendlier — and snugglier — terms. Might we see a reconciliation? Other questions raised from the clip: should we assume from Andre's (Trai Byers) collapse to the floor that his wife Rhonda Kai and/or her baby didn't survive after the push from a masked intruder? And last, but most definitely not least, where or where is our homegirl Porsha (Ta'Rhonda Jones)?!

Check out the trailer below

EMPIRE | Way Down | Trailer

Without family...the music dies. Here's your exclusive first look at the spring premiere of Empire, coming March 30 to FOX!

Posted by Empire on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Empire returns Wednesday March 30 at 9/8c on Fox.