Terrence Howard wants n-word on 'Empire' but others disagree

March 21, 2015 2:14 AM

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If the star of the mega-hit “Empire” had his way, the African-American characters on the Fox hip-hop drama would use the n-word, authentically speaking to each other onscreen the way he and his contemporaries speak to each other offscreen.

Terrence Howard, who plays Lucious Lyon - the former drug dealer turned rap mogul who heads up Empire Entertainment - says the use of the word would go a long way in making the show more authentic.

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