If Jussie Smollett’s reason for allegedly acting out his attack was poor salary from “Empire.” producers, then FOX had no clue.
TMZ is reporting that none of the owners of the show, executive producers or Lee Daniels saw something from the actor and singer to suggest that he wasn’t happy with what he was getting paid.
Chicago Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson, recently stated that Jussie staged the crime to increase his profile on the show so he can raise his pay, and get higher episodes.
However, TMZ sources have revealed that if the “Powerful” singer was indeed angry about his pay, no one else knew about it.
He is presently in the middle of a long-term contract and the execs in charge of improving it have said Smollett or his reps said absolutely nothing about wanting any increment.
Jussie currently gets $125,000 per episode according to TMZ, which is same as Bryshere Y. Gray, who plays “Hakeem.” on the show.
Bigger casts like Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard pocket $250,000 for one episode.
According to the entertainment site, the actor’s recent priority has been the release of his new song. They report that he was angry over his last album flopping and became stressed out over new music and videos.