HAINES CITY, Fla. (FOX 13) - A Polk County woman has made it big in the hip-hop music industry and will soon make her first cameo on the FOX television show, Empire.
Amber Streeter -- best known by her street name, Sevyn Streeter -- is from Haines City and has reached the heights of stardom. Her music has been featured in films like 'Fast & Furious 7.'
While growing up in Florida, she knew she wanted a career in music, she explained during a visit on Good Day Tampa Bay. Streeter said she is proud of where she comes from, and loves her family.
“Shout out to my family in Haines City,” she said. “My family knows…Haines City, Polk County, I’m obsessed. It’s amazing to be home the night that the Empire episode airs.”
The season finale for the show is May 8, but before that, Streeter’s Empire debut will be Wednesday night at 8 p.m. She said there will be a watch party with her family, and she plans to live-tweet.
“I’m so, so excited,” she said. “I’ve been a fan of the show for so long. Some of my best friends have been on the show. One of my best girlfriends, Seryah, she plays Tiana. I was like, ‘Oh my god, it’s like take your best friend to work day.’ It’s amazing.”
When it comes to life in the music industry, she said shows like Empire offer an interesting glance inside that world.
“Me being a singer, songwriter and being in the music industry,” Streeter explained. “It’s way more dramatic on the show, but they really do a good job of giving you guys the insight on what goes on.”
Streeter said she is putting the finishing touches on her next project, “Drunken Words, Sober Thoughts.”
“A lot of my music, it’s always very honest,” she explained. "I’m in a new space in my life. I was able to have parties in my sessions every single night and for everybody to let their hair down. When you have a drink or two, you tend to tell more of the truth.”
LINK: You can follow Sevyn's updates as she watches her debut on Empire on her Twitter account, @sevyn. The episode airs on May 1 at 8 p.m. on FOX.