\'Empire\' Crew Files Complaint Against Nia Long After Feud With Taraji P. Henson — Report


‘Empire’ Crew Files Complaint Against Nia Long After Feud With Taraji P. Henson — Report


UPDATE (3/23/2017 11:51 a.m ET):

Nia Long's rep may deny that the star was rude to production over at Empire, but sources claim members of the hair and makeup crew for the show are still taking her to task for her alleged behavior.  

The show's glam squad has offically filed a complaint against the Love Jones actress, claiming she was "disrespectful and unprofessional throughout her run on the show," according to sources at TMZ. 

The hair and makeup team Taraji P. Henson defended reportedly filed one formal complaint for mistreatment against Nia, claiming she often decided at the last minute she didn’t like a certain look while chewing them out for it.


“There have been numerous guest appearances on the show, from rappers to Demi Moore, and no complaints were lodged against anyone but Nia."

Sources also claim Nia threatened to sue the show for not giving her a “proper goodbye” and round of applause when she wrapped her last scene, a common practice for guest stars of the show. 

More on Nia's beef with Empire and Taraji next! 

Original story (3/22/2017 3:54 p.m. ET):

It looks like Lucious Lyon’s heart isn’t the only thing Taraji P. Henson and Nia Long have been fighting over.

The actresses were reportedly at odds on the set of Empire while filming the highly-anticipated fourth season.


Multiple sources revealed to TMZ that tensions were flared to the point where the production team was considering shooting Nia and Taraji’s joint scenes separately.

The controversy among the Hollywood starlets allegedly began when Nia was reportedly rude to hair and wardrobe assistants, which Taraji took her to task for.

TMZ also alleges that things have reached such a boiling point that the two starlets aren’t even speaking to each other on set during outtakes.

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Nia’s reps, however, vehemently deny these accusations.

“This story is complete nonsense,” the statement read.

“Throughout her long, established career, Nia has been nothing but a consummate professional treating all members of productions with respect.”

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“This is nothing but another complete fabrication about a series that has been plagued by constant rumors of drama and misconduct.”

Nia joined the Empire cast during Season 3, taking on the role of Giuliana aka Giusi, a former flame of Lucious’s.

While Nia’s character added even more twists and turns to the musical drama, sources claim she will not have a recurring role in the upcoming season.

With Empire returning tonight, it should be interesting to watch how this all plays out.


Do you think the leading ladies are secretly feuding or is this all just another rumor? Tell us below!

Empire returns tonight, March 22 at 9 p.m ET on FOX.

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