Terrence Howard is lying his ass off, but I will get back to that in a minute. Earlier this week reports surfaced that Iman Shumpert told a reporter the Fox hit “Empire” is ripping off from him and his girl Teyana Taylor. He allegedly claimed two characters on the show are direct copies of him and TT, as well as their style. Shump has since said he didn’t say that and a reporter purposely twisted his words. Regardless, someone caught up with Howard to ask him how he felt, and he claimed he didn’t even know who Shumpert was, but it seemed more like shade than sincere.


When you watch the video you will be thinking Howard was frontin’ too! First off the camera guy gets Shump’s team totally wrong, he plays for the Cavs now, not the Knicks!

When the camera guy asked Howard, at first he starts to shake his head as if he knows Shump, before suddenly declaring he never heard of him and doesn’t watch basketball.

Then towards the end of the clip when the camera guy shows Howard a pic of Shump, he then says he is good people. So what happened to you not knowing who he was?

For the record, Shump seemed pretty annoyed this became a story to begin with.

“Fans of the show and friends have told us on many occasions that couple favors us but we do not at all feel that our lives are being copied/stolen.”

Shumpert continues, “I apologize to the actors on the show because they’re just being professionals and don’t deserve slander that’s not what I was trying to portray and I have to be more careful with my choice of words.”

“I do not appreciate the writer using his questions with my answers to draw quotes like I was making these elaborate answers but that’s the media. The writer took a 2-3 min convo of locker room talk after a GREAT TEAM WIN and made it look like a sit down interview and it wasn’t.”

“He twisted words to get the point that he wanted to get across. This is not that serious and though we don’t watch the show we are not against it.”