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Empire Showrunner Lee Daniels Opens Up About Drug Use, Family, And How His Kids 'Saved' Him

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Lee Daniels opens up about his family and his past

He has quite the Empire of a story.

And the showrunner of Fox's smash hit musical drama, Lee Daniels, told it all on Monday at the Family Equality Council's 10th-Annual Night at the Pier event.

In an evening celebrating LBTQ families, the Precious director took to the stage to share his emotional experience becoming a father at a time when it was the last thing on his mind.

He explained that his brother being sent off to jail is what set in motion a moment that would change his life tremendously:

"He called me and said I'm having twins. But I was in a relationship at the time, I didn't want no twins, I didn't want no kids! I was in Palm Springs. I think I was on Special K at the time spinning at a White Party in a skirt."

Lee says it was his then-boyfriend — with a little help from his mother — who convinced him to take in the twins:

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