ccording to reports, there is trouble on the set of Empire’s season 2. Sources say that actors Terrence Howard and rapper Bryshere Gray aka Yazz came to blows on set after things took an ugly turn during a scene. The scene required Gray, who plays “Hakim” to throw a plastic bottle at Howard who plays “Lucious Lyon.” Apparently, Yazz threw a “real” bottle at him and it cut Terrence. The two had an altercation.
As per Bossip.com: Trouble on the set of “Empire!” If the new trailer for season 2 looks crazy it’s for good reason. A reliable source tells BOSSIP that fists really did fly while filming the second season.
In a catch fade that rivals the ones penned by “Empire” creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, sources tell BOSSIP actors Terrence Howard and Bryshere Gray came to blows on set after things took an ugly turn during a scene.
“Yazz (Gray) did a scene with Terrence Howard where he was supposed to hit him with a plastic bottle, but he hit him with a real bottle… and cut him for real!” the source tells BOSSIP. “Terrence hauled off and punched him in the face. You know Terrence is crazy and something was bound to pop off with this show.”
Gray goes by the nickname Yazz, and our source tells us he’s actually suffering from bipolar disorder — ironic considering the struggles we see Trai Byers character Andre dealing with on the show.
“Yazz is bipolar, but he won’t take his meds,” the source tells BOSSIP. “Terrence felt he did it on purpose, but everybody else is blaming it on the bipolar disorder.”
Wow… This is something else. We really hope Gray and Howard work out their issues and that everyone gets the help they need.