Lee Daniels

Empire creator Lee Daniels fears for his life after receiving death threats for his gay storyline on Empire.

The openly gay movie director and producer made the shocking revelations at a producers conference in LA on Sunday.

Daniels said some viewers were not pleased with the gay storyline on his hit Fox TV show Empire, according to The Wrap.

He said he and the show's openly gay star, Jussie Smollet, both receive death threats.

“Homophobia is real. It exists… Jussie and I both get death threats,” said Daniels while speaking on a panel. “But we will continue to do our thing until homophobia is done.”

It's hard to know if Daniels is being genuine or attention-seeking. Daniels' claims comes at a suspicious time when Fox is gearing up to promote season 2 of Empire, which premiers in September.

“I have to relate to these people honestly. That trash can scene? It happened,” Daniels said, referring to the scene where his father (played by Terrence Howard) dumps him in a trash can for wearing his mother's high heel shoes.

Meanwhile, there are unsubstantiated rumors that Daniels is pressing Fox to let him bring in more openly gay actors. "He wants the cast to be 50% gay," said an insider.

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    • datsmdubya2u

      He wants the cast to be 50% gay,”

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      :facepalm: thats the quickest way to lose his black audience we comin around but we not there yet..then the yts will lose interest cause the copy everything we do... :coffee:

    • Disturbing The Peace

      Death threats from who? Monique still mad she aint play Cookie.

    • LePamplemousse

      It's his show. The perspective of the producers & writers is reflected in their content.

    • WhoDat

      Death threats from who? Monique still mad she aint play Cookie.
      ^^^^^^^^^^
      I was just about to say...Lee...that aint nobody but Mo'nique and her church mama arms playing on the foam boi.

    • OpinionHated

      Death threats for poking butth0les really is it that serious - why people be so stressed about what somebody else doing with their genitals... what the gheys do don't bother me and if i'm watching something I don't like I change the channel - I'm so sick of people hiding behind keyboards spewing hatred..

      oh wait that's what I do daily on this blog...... takes two seats and shuts up....

    • WhoDat

      Is that a nipple I see on Lee? :blink:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      WhoDat says:

      Death threats from who? Monique still mad she aint play Cookie.
      ^^^^^^^^^^
      I was just about to say…Lee…that aint nobody but Mo’nique and her church mama arms playing on the foam boi.
      ______________

      :ghost:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :rofl:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      FROM DOWN STAIRS WHAT CAN I DEW!!

      I FUKKED UP!!! EYE FUUUUKKKED UPPPP!!! :wail:

      My niece calls me and say auntie (btw she is only a year younger than me) ANTYWHO she says Im getting married, will you be in my wedding. Im like heelll yeah! congrats n chyt right. :facepalm:

      WHYYYYY DIDN’T I AXED TO SEE THE DRESS FIRST :smack: HER AZZ GOT US WEARING HALTER DRESSES!!! :ghost: What the problem iz you say? Whale…I have BIG AZZED :boobs: HALTER DRESSES ARE NOT CUTE ON BIG FUKKIN HONKIN AS TITS!!! AND THE **** HAS A LOW BAK!!! WHERE MY BRA GONE GO?

      SOMEBODY SHOOT ME NAH SO I DON’T HAVE TO WEAR THIS!!!!

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      WhoDat says:
      I was just about to say…Lee…that aint nobody but Mo’nique and her church mama arms playing on the foam boi.
      _____________________________________________-
      I just cackled. LOUD!

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      Waymint.... :rofl: @Dub...what Mo'Nique be sayin when she call?

      :pray: Pleaseeeeeeee give us a snippet.

    • WhoDat

      What @J?

      Come on now :twisted up mouth emoti: He aint get NO death threats for having Precious having to eat her mama box...but he get some for FaggotBoy singing a when a man loves a man?

      He aint get NO death threats for Billy Bob Thorton banging out Halle Berry on Monster's Ball...but he got some for FaggotSon portrayal on a TV show?

      Nigga. NIGGA. :stop: Get lost. You know that was Mo'nique's funny looking husband calling you hanging up. Dont be messy. Queen.

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      Daniel got a nip hard on between them two..prolly his fantasy...

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      Nigga. NIGGA. :stop: Get lost. :rofl:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      This dude ain't nothing but a queen. He stay with some kind of drama

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      If you sent these ppl a death threat, you came out the closet.

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      they said 'bish die'? :kona:

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      I was just about to say…Lee…that aint nobody but Mo’nique and her church mama arms playing on the foam boi.

      :rofl: :rofl: :chase:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      WhoDat says:

      What @J?
      Come on now :twisted up mouth emoti: He aint get NO death threats for having Precious having to eat her mama box…but he get some for FaggotBoy singing a when a man loves a man?
      ____________
      :rofl: chile you a hot mess

    • datsmdubya2u

      oh wait that’s what I do daily on this blog…… takes two seats and shuts up….

      by OpinionHated

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      Me too :think: is telling somebody to go kill themselves a threat?

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      User Friendly says:

      Wut go to a bra shop or a wedding shop or asos dot com & look for backless strapless bras.

      I had this issue a cpl weeks ago & was stressed out to. Cost bout $70 :thumbsup:
      -------------------
      Okay and they hold up well? Im finna check this out right now!

    • WhoDat

      Pleaseeeeeeee give us a snippet.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      (just as loud) LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
      Ya KNOW ya AZZ WRONG Lee!
      DATS why ya gay as hail! Ha ha ha...you just a big ole faggot (like Squeak in Color Purple)!
      Imma KEEP calling LEE.
      Imma have Sidney call up here tomorrow TEW Lee. (in that damn Baltimore accent of hern)

    • SOTHERNGRL

      :yes: that is a nipple on Lee i went back up and looked

    • Nefertiti ePoundCake$$—>OhTaBizzle

      It’s hard to know if Daniels is being genuine or attention-seeking. Daniels’ claims comes at a suspicious time when Fox is gearing up to promote season 2 of Empire, which premiers in September.
      ______

      Oh come on. He wouldnt need to do anpotha day of press to get the veiwers back. Cookie. Jussie. Im here for them alone. :shrug:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      Nancy Drew Ain't Studdin' You :yawn: says:

      they said ‘bish die’? :kona:
      _________________________________
      :rofl:
      @Kdub sed he should've known it was Mo'Nique callin cuz he could hear her smacking & chewing between threats.
      :dead:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Dubb! :shocked:

      Yo that Precious book was just too dam much. Jeez. Where Sapphire at? Somebody really need to check & see cuz for her to write that :no: i was legit depressed for a few days over that book. Refuse to watch the movie

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      Death threats from who? Monique still mad she aint play Cookie.
      ^^^^^^^^^^
      I was just about to say…Lee…that aint nobody but Mo’nique and her church mama arms playing on the foam boi.
      ______________________________

      :no: :hahaha:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      WhoDat says:
      (just as loud) LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
      Ya KNOW ya AZZ WRONG Lee!
      DATS why ya gay as hail! Ha ha ha…you just a big ole faggot (like Squeak in Color Purple)!
      Imma KEEP calling LEE.
      Imma have Sidney call up here tomorrow TEW Lee. (in that damn Baltimore accent of hern)
      _____________________________
      *Captain Kirk voice*
      Cryin...real...tears

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      He aint get NO death threats for having Precious having to eat her mama box…but he get some for FaggotBoy singing a when a man loves a man?

      ***********

      :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    • OpinionHated

      I do not consider telling somebody to kill themselves or jump off a bridge or play in traffic a threat - you are encouraging them to do better.... ha ha ha ha

      who's talking in capt kirks voic e- y'all need to stop - hollering over here

      I love this blog... I really do... even when wunnuh duz mek me vex and scream out mudac*nt... ha ha ha ha

      Going home to watch GOT again and Nurse Jackie....

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      :lol: @Wut. Soooo whatcha gonna do?

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      oh wait that’s what I do daily on this blog…… takes two seats and shuts up….
      ____________________________

      bye Opi :hi: :crying1:

    • WhoDat

      @UF I was late as all get out reading that book (Push) by Sapphire. I was running the streets HARD when it came out in '96. I aint catch it until like 2002. Man listen. I closed that book and went STRAIGHT to the wine store. Me and BFF was reading it at the same time. I dont think SHE ever finished it. :sad:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill: says:

      User Friendly says:

      Wut go to a bra shop or a wedding shop or asos dot com & look for backless strapless bras.

      I had this issue a cpl weeks ago & was stressed out to. Cost bout $70 :thumbsup:
      ——————-
      Found one! you are AWEEESOME!!! :hug:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      I have never seen Precious and that little snippet of dubs just made sure that I never will

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      He aint get NO death threats for having Precious having to eat her mama box
      ___________________________

      :shocked: Whet?!! :no: :tape:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

      User I refused to watch that movie too because I read the book. There are some things I do not need to see acted out :nono:

    • Disturbing The Peace

      Lee up there with those pursued lips looking like that one auntie who hates taking pictures.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Yea wut :yes:

      You on IG? I can show u a pic. Anywho the one i got on Asis is by Ultimo. Called a backless bodysuit. Made in a range of sizes. U should be fine. I just chkec the receipt. It came to 81 even. Took bout 5 days to come but if u go to a GOOD bra shop they may can order for u.

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      WhoDat says:

      (just as loud) LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. *pops a handful of cheetos in mouth*
      Ya KNOW ya AZZ WRONG Lee! *crunch, crunch, crunch*
      DATS why ya gay as hail! *slurps soda* Ha ha ha…you just a big ole faggot (like Squeak in Color Purple)!
      Imma KEEP calling LEE. *gnaws on pigs foot*
      Imma have Sidney call up here tomorrow TEW Lee. *burps den hangs up*

      :dead: to da grave

    • SOTHERNGRL

      :no: @Nancy that mess is just disgusting

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      I have never seen Precious and that little snippet of dubs just made sure that I never will
      __________________________________________

      :no: make it stop :hide:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill: says:

      User Friendly says:

      Wut go to a bra shop or a wedding shop or asos dot com & look for backless strapless bras.

      I had this issue a cpl weeks ago & was stressed out to. Cost bout $70 :thumbsup:
      ——————-
      Okay and they hold up well? Im finna check this out right now!
      ______

      Yup they do. My hg got some big ole knockers. And she used to wear those type of bras when she wore backless or halters.

    • luVn_liFe…

      People will do anything for attention these days
      :rolleyes:

    • MissHarlem

      Lee us a stunt queen just like Bruce ass is.

    • WhoDat

      Yes. Out of all the things that were left out of Push the book vs. Precious the movie...he leaves THAT part in. That she had to eat her mama Mary box on command.

      Oh. OH. You aint get NO death threats for still choosing to call the baby Down Sinder Mongoloid--Mongo for short..but you supposedly got some for FaggotSon putting on Cookie heels?

      Boy good BYE

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek says:

      User I refused to watch that movie too because I read the book. There are some things I do not need to see acted out :nono:
      ____

      I was on the fence abut the movie since I read the book also. The book was way better, and I could have passed on the movie tho.

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

      So...y'all keep talking about weddings. We have our reception demo tomorrow and lo and behold DF is actually excited about it. He doesn't have a concrete understanding of the theme I'm going for so he's like "I just want to see what they came up with because when you explained it I didn't understand wtf y'all were talking about." :rofl:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser says:

      :lol: @Wut. Soooo whatcha gonna do?
      ------------------------
      Its a month til the WHEEDDING NAH and she just showing the fukking dress! IHATE MY ARMS AND THESE JUGS!!! I texted her azz and told her she bestest be glad I love her cuz she would have got my theme song

      "I.... aint,... fukkin wid... YOUUUU!!!

      bish in the gym everyday until refit reducing the DRAG of these fukking batwings! sseeee this is some shyt skinny girl do to us! her ass a size 2 and my ass in a 8-10 your shyt is gone be fit and trim imma look like im smuggling two freaking midget up front!

    • MisUnderstood

      Why does @Dub still have her keyboard? : wail: I chant breatheeee :ghost:

    • OpinionHated

      My daughter introduced me to the book Precious and I was mortified so of course I HAD to see the movie - well done but you ain't felt nothing till you read that book... lord my heart hurt reading that thing.... okay for real for real i'm outta here - good night folks..

    • SOTHERNGRL

      @Nancy do you know how much Blazing Saddles, sound of music, my fair lady and a whole bunch of other light hearted stuff just to get that image alone out my head? :no:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      User Friendly says:

      Yea wut :yes:

      You on IG? I can show u a pic. Anywho the one i got on Asis is by Ultimo. Called a backless bodysuit. Made in a range of sizes. U should be fine. I just chkec the receipt. It came to 81 even. Took bout 5 days to come but if u go to a GOOD bra shop they may can order for u.
      -------------
      Your IG same as your name here?

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      He doesn’t have a concrete understanding of the theme I’m going for so he’s like

      ********

      What is your theme? :popcorn:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      A month? Wut are you serious? Hell nuh, I need more time to get my life. But this girl I know has been juicing for a week. She lost like well idk how much she lost but she posted a picture on fb and you can clearly see that it is working.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      The part of the book when the daddy was drinking the bress milk :hide:

      Then he gave his own daughter Aids. I was like cmon son. :wtf:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      :nono: iont know what the punishment was if Precious decided not to follow those orders, but I'd take my chance on that OR seriously consider running away :no: ...what. kind. of. fug-ger-ree is that?! :shocked: (I mighta also considered poisoning that bish, djm :kona: )

    • WhoDat

      Imma KEEP calling LEE. *gnaws on pigs foot*
      ^^^^^^^^^
      THAT is what Precious mama made her fat azz sit there and eat too. Pig feets and mac and cheese. Precious got the biz cause she aint make no collard greens to go with it.

      You didnt get nary a damn death threat off that ish? Pig feet in the movie? Okay Lee. Okay. Ummmhmmm.

    • SOTHERNGRL

      + that should say I'm gonna have to watch

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      @Nancy do you know how much Blazing Saddles, sound of music, my fair lady and a whole bunch of other light hearted stuff just to get that image alone out my head? :no:
      __________________________________

      :no: :shudders: :hurl: :wail:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      User Friendly says:

      The part of the book when the daddy was drinking the bress milk :hide:

      Then he gave his own daughter Aids. I was like cmon son. :wtf:
      ______

      oooooh that part was horrible. I read that damn book in junior high, so you know I was fugged up behind that whole story.

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

      Ok, so imagine A Midsummer Night's Dream type enchanted forest, but in the fall...fused that with a touch of Great Gatsby/Old Hollywood Glamour. Our planner got it, I could tell. DF was like "I don't know what Midsummer Dream or Great Gatsby is. I never heard of that shyt." :facepalm:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Bye Opie :hi: :kiss:

      Wut thats really short notice. She play too much! Is it one of those infiniti dresses? If so they are good at holding up boobs! :yes:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser says:

      A month? Wut are you serious? Hell nuh, I need more time to get my life. But this girl I know has been juicing for a week. She lost like well idk how much she lost but she posted a picture on fb and you can clearly see that it is working.
      ----------------------
      My biggest issha is my arms and boobs. wait hold up lemme show you.. :pc:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Wut my IG name is Sasha.Thumpa

      Sothrn I love love love My Fair Lady. Eliza Doolittle is so me :love:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      WhoDat says:

      Imma KEEP calling LEE. *gnaws on pigs foot*
      ^^^^^^^^^
      THAT is what Precious mama made her fat azz sit there and eat too. Pig feets and mac and cheese. Precious got the biz cause she aint make no collard greens to go with it.
      You didnt get nary a damn death threat off that ish? Pig feet in the movie? Okay Lee. Okay. Ummmhmmm.
      ____________________-
      @Dub I hearby boycott your font..u hear meh?

      You have made me cackle, snot & cry tuhday. I quit your font from hence-forth.
      :rofl:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Mother of dragons out here on some Ella and the enchanted forest stuff I don't blame Dragon father for being confused

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      um, has Jussie confirmed that he received threats? :think:
      Bird? you checked on Jussie? :lol:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      <-----See this shyt!!! these don't work in halters!!!

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      A month? Wut are you serious? Hell nuh, I need more time to get my life. But this girl I know has been juicing for a week. She lost like well idk how much she lost but she posted a picture on fb and you can clearly see that it is working.
      -----
      Yea cuz her ass hongry. Soon as a carb touch her lips she finna be in a diabetic coma :no: shes basically starving herself.

      Man cannot live on juice alone. Eat bish :pizza:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      :newpost:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      One of my all time favorites.

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

      WUT!!! :shocked: *faints* :ghost:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      <---these fukkas ain't even cooperating in the dress they in in this pic bra showing n shyt. GOTDAMMIT :mad:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      :rofl: MOD u such a black woodsprite

      Imma call you Iridessa (the blk one from tinkerbell)

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

      :rofl: Sothern! Who hasn't heard of BOTH A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Great Gatsby though? Like neither one? The planner was like :fistbump: I see manzanita tree centerpieces with hanging tea lights and art deco accents. Gold plates, mirrored architectural details, but lighting that makes it feel like there's fairy dust in the air. I was like YES :nun: He GETS ME! DF is like "What's a manzanita tree?"

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      e A Midsummer Night’s Dream type enchanted forest, but in the fall…fused that with a touch of Great Gatsby/Old Hollywood Glamour. O

      *******

      I love it already!! :love:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      :rofl: Sothern! Who hasn’t heard of BOTH A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Great Gatsby though? Like neither one? The planner was like :fistbump:
      ------
      Straight black men. The planner is David Tutera-ish, rite?

      David tutera did this theme for a blk couple on his wedding show. Came out nice too :yes:

    • Torae

      He's lying...sensationalism....