There were speculations that Jussie Smollet of hit show Empire is done with being a cast on the show. Media Takeout (MTo) reports that Jussie and his representative tried to get greedy. They said:
“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.”
Taraji ad Terrence Howard last season threatened to leave because they wanted a raise but FOX intervened.
“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 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.”
So Jussie decided to quit the show.