Terrence Howard is upset that he can’t use the N-Word on Empire. In an recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Howard reveled that he wanted his character,Lucious Lyon , to use the N-Word. This is Howard’s reason for wanting to say the N-Word.
“If we start getting silly, if we start playing to people’s fancies, then we don’t deserve to be where we are,” he said regarding the success of “Empire.” “It’s a big pressure because I want to be a truth-sayer. I want to raise the bar. I want to get rid of this f***ed up word called PC. I think it’s a gate for bigotry because as long as you’re politically correct you can say anything you want but feel some way different.”
“I’m mad that we don’t say n***er in the show,” Howard continued. “Why is TV showing something different from the reality of the world? Why is there a thing called censorship that stops people from hearing everyday talk? We use n***er every day. It’s become part of a conversation — why aren’t we using it in the show?”