Will ‘Empire’ Use the N-Word? The Show’s Stars Disagree

Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to using the n-word on Empire. On Access Hollywood Live this week, Howard argued that it should be incorporated to keep the dialogue realistic. But would that really fly on network TV? And if so, is it even necessary?

“It’s used in almost every conversation in most black neighborhoods,” Howard says. But his TV ex-wife Henson disagrees, telling USA Today, “I don’t think we need it on the show because we’re doing fine without it.”

Nick Lachey and the Big Morning Buzz Live cast discuss whether using the word would improve the show’s “authenticity” or be offensive.

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