The rumored behind-the-scenes drama between Empire co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Nia Long has grabbed more headlines this season than the show itself. It's been hard to separate fact from fiction in the reported feud considering all parties involved have remained tight-lipped about it — until now.
Nia Long had a chat with some paparazzi this week and finally broke her silence about both the alleged beef with her co-star and the lawsuit supposedly brought on by some crew members against her.
Asked about a "lawsuit" the show's hair and makeup team were planning to bring against her for being abusive to them, Nia responded, "there's no lawsuit, there's never been a lawsuit." On that point, she's probably right — the crew members reportedly just filed a complaint against her. Then, unprompted, she goes on to say, "I love Taraji, she's an amazing actress. There's no beef at all."
Watch her full comments below:
Nia posted this cryptic message on Instagram in the midst of the rumors:
Interestingly, this is one beef that fans are not here for:
are the Nia Long vs. Taraji rumors true!? cause it's making me sad— ♀ (@MakeupJunkie_AC) March 26, 2017
Nia long and taraji beefing😩💔— High off Layy💋 (@_malaysiann) March 25, 2017
I rebuke this beef between Taraji & Nia in the name of black girl magic!— Your Grace (@Gem_Belle) March 25, 2017
Wow. What movies have Nia and Taraji been in together? Hmmmmm😕 I know Terrance is common among the two. But, wow!! 😲 Sad to hear, if true.— SilvrStarfish&Coffee (@CCsbabygyrl) March 25, 2017
Taraji & Nia Long beefing? Noooo— CHOKE 🖕🏽 (@SamanthaJoie_) March 25, 2017
Hopefully these two will be back to this before long:
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