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False Alarm: Trai Byers Fired From Empire

False Alarm: Trai Byers Fired From Empire

On Thursday morning, Media Take Out reported that actor Trai Byers–who plays Andre Lyon on ‘Empire’–wanted to quit the show.  The article suggested that Byers believed that playing Andre was beneath him as a “true thespian” that studied at Yale.

Trai Byers Dispels Media Take Out Rumors

After reading the story many die hard Empire fans attempted to confirm the news, searching “Trai Byers fired from Empire” via Google, just to find the identical story on Page Six.

If you are anything like me, you were highly upset at this point.  With less than a month before Empire returns we find out that Jamal and Hakeem would no longer have their big brother.
Then Trai Byers posted the following message via Instagram, explaining that he has nothing but love for Empire and he is proud to be a part of the cast.  “This show started my career.  See you in Season Three!”

I don’t normally spend my time dispelling rumors, but there is something I’d like to address. I have nothing but love and respect for “Empire” and all who are involved on the show. I have a fabulous relationship with FOX, and hold myself to the highest standards professionally. How could I think of demanding something larger than Andre, where I get to express a man with Bipolar disorder, who is on a spiritual journey to find his identity? I’m so proud, so happy, and so lucky to be a part of this cast. This show has started my career. See you in Season Three!
A photo posted by Trai Byers (@traibyers) on Mar 3, 2016 at 6:06pm PST

Trai Byers’ wife, Grace Gealey reposted Trai’s Instagram post helping to spread the word that Byers isn’t going anywhere!

Trai Byers Singing

Trai Byers’ wife is one lucky lady! Not only does Trai have amazing acting skills he can sing too! 
The following video shows Trai Byers singing:

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More