By Latoya Cross
Taraji P. Henson reps hard for the Lyon family and the success of FOX’s Empire but she is not for the “N-word.”
While her co-star Terrance Howard feels that incorporating the term into the show will offer a more authentic street feel, Henson and writer David Rambo are choosing to keep their distance from the term, according to a TMZ photographer.
Realistically, the music industry bombards its lyrical content with the phrase and with Empire working as a mirror to the business behind the music, Howard’s POV is understandable, but it could cause more harm than progressive good — regardless of its restructured meaning.
The drama-filled show has been a huge success for its relatable and taboo story lines, talented cast and innovative marketing approach, would the weight of the n-word push an even bigger agenda than what the show has managed without its use?
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BMWK, do you think adding the N-word will make the show more realistic?