So the drama surrounding the shocking ending to Malik Yoba’s character Vernon Turner on Empire, is still causing an uproar with not only fans, but the actor himself.
After going on TMZ and saying that the creator of the show Lee Daniels told him that he wasn’t needed for the next season, it looks like some rumors have popped up regarding the reason.
He was allegedly under the impression that it was FOX that chose to kill his character, but there could be a deeper decision which includes a some of the cast members being uncomfortable to his presence due to rumored drug use.
According to a “source” from The Inquistr, “Malik Yoba is back on drugs and he was making everyone on the set uncomfortable. One star of the show even threatened to quit during the 10th episode, but then they upped their pay to convince them to stay.”
He had something’s to say about it, defending himself against the rumors.
See Malik Yoba’s tweets over on Hot97.