Taraji P. Henson and 'Empire' Co-Star Nia Long Are Reportedly Feuding on Set, Rep Reacts

Sources say Henson and Long were at each other's throats on the set of the FOX musical drama and producers almost had to film the scenes they were in together separately.

AceShowbiz - %cTaraji P. Henson% is reportedly feuding with another of her "Empire" co-stars. Now that reports of her not getting along with %cTerrence Howard% has died down, the Cookie depicter is reportedly at war with %cNia Long%, who plays Giuliana.

TMZ reports that Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated actress Henson and the series' recurring star, Long, were each other's throats on the set of the FOX hit series. Henson was allegedly pissed off because Long was so rude to the people in hair, makeup and wardrobe.

Sources claim that "they stopped speaking to each other when they were on set" and "it was next to impossible to film the scenes they did together, and that's why they had actually blocked out how to shoot those scenes separately."

Long plays Lucious Lyon's ex in season 3, which has wrapped filming and will return with new episodes starting on Wednesday, March 22. Sources say there's no way Long will return for season 4 due to her alleged feud with Henson.

Long's rep, however, has denied the rumors. "This story is complete nonsense," the rep says. "Throughout her long, established career, Nia has been nothing but a consummate professional treating all members of productions with respect." The rep adds, "This is nothing but another complete fabrication about a series that has been plagued by constant rumors of drama and misconduct."

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