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Terrence Howard Had Meltdown on 'Empire' Set, Confronted Jussie Smollett

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.”



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