Jussie Smollett has decided to cut ties with the #1 show in the country “Empire“.
Jussie’s character Jamal was shot on last night’s episode, and fans feared the worst.
Jussie’s made the announcement after the show last night on Twitter that he will be leaving after only 2 seasons.
Well Jussie and his reps tried to get greedy, according to an insider who works with the show.
The insider explained, “Terrence Howard and Taraji Henson are the stars of the show, and they are going to be paid as stars. But the rest, aren’t going to make huge sums from the show.”
Last season, Taraji ad Terrence Howard threatened to pullout of Empire, when they didn’t get a raise. But a source explained how FOX managed to get Taraji and Terrence to return.
The source explained, “The contracts were set, so there was nothing that FOX could do to give [Terrence and Taraji] more money. So instead, they did all those one off specials that [the two stars] hosted, and got them paid that way.”
Jussie wasn’t given the same opportunities – so he was not getting paid like a star on the hottest show on television.
“Jussie wasn’t asking for way too much money – just a nice raise. But the people at FOX were like no,there was no money left in the budget.”
Last night Jussie announced that he is leaving the show.