Updated: Feb 27, 2019
Terrence Howard had a complete meltdown on the set of "Empire" after Jussie Smollett was arrested for allegedly staging his "attack."
The actor didn't believe Jussie's account from the get-go, he felt the story never added up.
Tensions between Terrence and Jussie boiled over after the 2 Afro-American brothers who allegedly helped Jussie stage the attack, Abel and Ola Osundario, were detained by police.
Terrence Howard screamed at co-star Jussie Smollett to come clean about his hate crime claims — then locked himself in his trailer on the set of “Empire” last Thursday after the actor was arrested, according to a new report.
Nevertheless, Howard defended Smollett in an Instagram post over the weekend, saying: “The Jussie I know could never even conceive of something so unconscious and ugly. His innocence or judgment is not for any of us to decide.”