It looks like Taraji P. Henson and Nia Long are not the good friends people may have thought they were.
According to TMZ, Nia was "unnecessarily rude" to the people in hair, makeup and wardrobe, which really rubbed her coworkers the wrong way. Especially Taraji P. Henson.
Nia Long was such a nightmare on set, the hair and makeup team even filed an official complaint against her. Apparently, Nia threatened to sue the show over an "improper goodbye."
But people from the cast, crew and production tell TMZ that Nia was straight up "disrespectful" throughout shooting. Apparently, she would regularly arrive late, making Taraji and Terrence wait around for hours on end.
Nobody likes a diva, but Henson really didn't like Long's behavior. Producers say it was almost impossible to film the scenes they did together. They even considered shooting their scenes together separately!
For those of you that don't watch Empire, Nia played a recurring role in season 3, which has (thankfully) wrapped. She played an ex of Lucious Lyon, who was working on getting back together with Cookie A.K.A. Taraji.
Life imitates art, right? Sources have told TMZ that there is "no way in hell" Nia will be back for season 4.
And despite the fact that several producers confirmed Long and Henson's beef, Nia's team completely denies these claims.
"This story is complete nonsense. Throughout her long, established career, Nia has been nothing but a consummate professional treating all members of productions with respect," Nia's rep tells TMZ. "This is nothing but another complete fabrication about a series that has been plagued by constant rumors of drama and misconduct."
We'll be over here waiting for Taraji's response...🍿