It’s not an Empire scene unless Boo Boo Kitty gets slapped in the face, champagne glasses shatter, and Taraji P. Henson's Cookie and Terrence Howard's Lucious engage in a dispute using every insult imaginable. And while the fictional characters aren't afraid to voice their opinions, rumors of real-life tensions behind the scenes left fans wondering whether the on-screen fights are reflective of the real cast’s antics.
To provide a quick, comedic answer, the Lyon matriarch took to Instagram to set the record straight. In one video, Henson and Howard come together in full-on Empire costumes to once again exchange plenty of foul-mouthed fodder. Watch it here:
HA! Word on THA street is Terrence and I don't get along! Like I would fight to work with someone I DO NOT get along with?!Don't be silly. #GottaComeBetterThanThat #StupidRumors #DummysWastedPaperAndInkOnthatBS 😂😂😂😂😂😒 oh and watch #Empire tonight💪🏾💋💋💋 😂😂😂 @sanaahamri @jussiesmollett @gabby3shabby 😒😒😒
The video kicks off on a bitter note, but the tables rapidly turn and the couple end their argument about 15-seconds into the clip. "Ha! Word on THA street is Terrence and I don’t get long! Like I would fight to work with someone I DO NOT get along with?! Don’t be silly,” Henson captioned her post.
In another clip, co-star Jussie Smollett seemingly tries to hide from the ongoing argument when moments later the duo smiles and shares one important message. “Don’t forget, watch Empire tonight!” they tell the camera. Watch it here:
We’re eager to see more of the Dynasty and Empire leaders’ drama unravel on the show, but we can now sleep soundly knowing the cast is nothing but friendly.