Shatika "Empress" Tibideaux was living a Bawss' life. Trained by her big brother, Birmingham, AL's notorious Deondre "Show" Burns, she and her husband, Jayontae "Tae" Tibideaux, had built and empire that would set their great-great-grandkids straight. But her world starts to fall apart when the Feds kick in her door and she takes the charge for her man, like a true ridah would. She soon finds that loyalty doesn't go both ways, when Tae leaves her to do her bid on her own. When Empress finally tastes freedom again, she discovers that Tae's betrayal goes way deeper than abandoning her when she was on lockdown.
Jayontae "Tae" Tibideaux was an opportunist who couldn't pass up the chance of a lifetime. When Show took him under his wing as a teen after his family was displaced in Birmingham by Hurricane Katrina, he knew he'd found the ultimate come-up. Seeing that Show's sister, Empress, was his pride and joy, Tae made it his business to make her his, and ensure that he'd always have a place in the business. Blinded by greed and power, Tae betrays Empress and Show, planning to take them out to become the new King of the Ham.
Carangelo "Scar" de la Cruz, was the heir to the de la Cruz Cartel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. But his father Carmel's bad judgment forces him to leave his home when his father goes on the run. Carmel entrusts Scar to Show, his number one plug, until things calm down in the DR. On Scar's first night in the Ham, he sees and falls in love with the little fireball of a woman who comes to visit. But soon learns she is Show's sister, and off limits. From the moment he saw Empress, he knew she was the woman made to sit beside him on the throne. After Tae's betrayal, Empress isn't looking for love, and turns Scar's advances down repeatedly, refusing to be hurt again.
When Tae comes for them, guns blazing, Empress, Show, and Scar have to join forces to keep their empire intact and stay alive. But his partnership with the rival Cartel in the Dominican Republic may make him too powerful for them.
Can Scar show Empress that true loyalty and love do exist?