“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time w/ @EmpireFox. I love you all. Truth. Time to make a record & some movies. #Empire,” wrote Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon on Empire) after BOOTED OFF the show!
That cryptic message Jamal Lyon on Empire (real name Jussie Smollett) wrote on Twitter got all of show’s hardcore fans, including me, going crazy and pulling out our hair and asking, whyyyyy? Why in the hell would Fox kills one of the most popular characters on the show?
Truth is…Fox claims they have no choice because their hands are tied up. Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon on Empire) and his reps got GREEDY and asked Fox Network to increase his salary, which Fox claims they don’t have enough to give everyone a raise. One Insider told MTO that, “Terrence Howard [Lucious] and Taraji Henson [Cookie] are the stars of the show, and they are going to be paid paid as stars. But the rest, aren’t going to make huge sums from the show.”
Ya remember the drama during EMPIRE’S LAST SEASON between Taraji, Terrence Howard and Fox Networks? Both popular characters threatened to QUIT Empire if Fox didn’t come out of pockets and pay them what they deserved for the hottest show on television!