Trai Byers Takes to Instagram to Shut Down Empire Rumors

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"I have nothing but love and respect for Empire and all who are involved on the show," he says.

Sydney Scott Mar, 04, 2016

Yesterday, Page Six reported that various sources had revealed that Trai Byers wanted off FOX’s hit show Empire, and that producers were willing to let him leave thanks to his diva ways. One source shared, “Trai wants out. He feels that he studied at Yale and he’s a ‘true thespian’ . . . The character is beneath him. He has an idea of himself as being this big Shakespearean actor.”

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Another source added, “At first, being on Empire was major for him. But he feels his character is not as important this season, and he hates not being the star. He thinks he has the acting chops of Taraji and Terrence. He doesn’t get how the show benefits him, and he feels he has way too much talent when he’s not the star by any means.”

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Trai is now squashing those rumors. The actor took to Instagram to ease our minds and assure us that he isn’t going anywhere.

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Phew! There’s too much drama on the show; we don’t need more of it in real life! Now that that’s settled we can all go back to waiting anxiously for the return of season two.