There are many reports going around as to why Malik Yoba’s character was killed off the hit Fox show, ‘Empire’. In the season finale, he and Andre get into a fight, which causes Andre’s wife to hit Vernon (Malik’s character) over the head, which kills him. After the finale, many people wondered why he was killed off. Even Malik himself is confused as to why he was chosen to die.
Some reports are saying it is because he chose to go volunteer in Ferguson, some say its due to a crack cocaine addiction.
Malik Yoba spoke to TMZ and clarified that while he was doing promo for the show, Lee Daniels called him and told him that the producers felt someone should die in the finale. He doesn’t know who chose him, but he knows it had nothing to do with his performance or work ethic. Now reports are saying it was due to a drug problem.
Allegedly, a source from the show said: “Malik Yoba is back on drugs and he was making everyone on the set uncomfortable. One star of the show even threatened to quit during the 10th episode, but then they upped their pay to convince them to stay. Fox caught wind of what was going on and gave Lee Daniels an ultimatum: ‘You tell Malik he’s fired or we will.’ Fox also threatened to shelve the show indefinitely if Daniels didn’t do as he was told. So he did, and the rest is history.”
Now lets get one thing clear. If you haven’t learned anything from Scandal, you should know that to keep certain truths from being disclosed, the powers that be will leak stories to try to ruin your character and reputation. Whether they are true or not. That happens in real life. Not everyone is always crazy, on drugs, a rapist etc…. so we don’t know if it was really drugs, or if that story was leaked because the producers didn’t want any affiliation with Ferguson.
Take a look at the interview he did with TMZ.
What do you think about Vernon being killed off the show?
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