Taraji P. Henson Says “Empire” Doesn’t Need The N-Word To Be Authentic

Taraji P. Henson Says “Empire” Doesn’t Need The N-Word To Be Authentic

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Taraji P. Henson doesn’t think her hit show Empire needs the N-word in order to be considered authentic.

During a recent interview with TMZTerrence Howard (who plays patriarch Lucious Lyon) said the show should mimic real life and feature more use of the n-word:

“I’m mad that we don’t say n—- in the show,” he admits. “Why is TV showing something different from the reality of the world? Why is there a thing called censorship that stop people from hearing everyday talk? We use n—-every day. It’s become part of a conversation—why aren’t we using it in the show?”

TMZ then caught up with Taraji, aka Cookie, who thinks otherwise. A new video interview features our girl saying nope to the n-word.

What’s your take?

SOURCE: TMZ, EW | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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