An insider who works with the show said: Jussie and his reps tried to turn Straight. The insider explained, “Terrence [Howard] and Taraji [Henson] are the only heterosexuals on the show, and they are going to be paid as such. If others wants to make huge sums from the show, they need to keep it extra fruity.
Lee Daniel released a statement:
“THIS IS LGBT’S WORLD AIN’T NONE OF THAT STRAIGHT SH*T OVER HERE, I GAVE HIM TWO CHOICES PUT ON THE DRESS OR GO WORK FOR POWER AND 50 CENT AND GET PAID LESS, HE WANTED TO BE STRAIGHT WELL GETTING FIRED WAS HIS FATE”
As reported last season, Taraji ad Terrence Howard threatened to PULLOUT of Empire, when they didn’t get a raise. But insider explained how FOX managed to get Taraji and Terrence to return. “The contracts were set, so there was nothing that FOX could do to give [Terrence and Taraji] more money. So instead, they did all those one off specials that [the two stars] hosted, and got them paid that way.”
Jussie wasn’t given the same opportunities – so he was NOT getting paid like a straight actor on the hottest show on television.
“JUSSIE WASN’T ASKING TO BE STRAIGHT – JUST BE BISEXUAL AND HAVE MORE SCENES WITH WOMEN. BUT THE PEOPLE AT EMPIRE WERE LIKE NO,THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR HALF A** TAKING IT IN THE @SS EITHER YOU SU*K D?CK OR YOU DON’T SU*K D?CK.”
Last night Jussie announced that he is leaving the show.