Friday, March 20, 2015

Malik Yoba Blindsided by Empire Storyline


On the shocking two-hour season finale of Empire [spoiler alert] Malik Yoba's character Vernon Turner is killed by Andre's wife Rhonda.

Apparently Malik was just as surprised as you were…

Malik tells TMZ he had no idea his character was being killed off before season 2 and claims Lee Daniels told him execs at Fox said 'somebody' had to die, but he never got a clear understanding why it was his character who had to go.

In totally unrelated news Malik unintentionally outted his Empire co-star Jussie Smollett 3 weeks ago [click here if you missed that].

The next week, after claiming he had been misquoted, Malik posted a video on Instagram warning fans not to get too comfy seeing Vernon on Empire.


Three days later Jussie confirmed his sexuality on The Ellen Degeneres Show.

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

An OUT for an OUT. There you go. That's show bizz.

Anonymous said...

"Malik unintentionally outted his Empire co-star Jussie Smollett 3 weeks ago."
_______________________________
...talk shit, get hit (and die )

Anonymous said...

It would have been better to see the white chick and boo boo kitty go. My two least favorite of the show.

bunny honey said...

I hate that his character got killed off but hey, that's showbiz. Like they say, one minute you're in and the next you're out.

Anonymous said...

maybe he shoulda parted his ass cheeks for lee daniels. bet he'd still be on the show.

Anonymous said...

How can black people watch & support any advertising on FOX network?? Those racists that supports. Bill O Reilly. Shawn H. Rush Limbaugh....the conservative right?? What the hell??

Anonymous said...

@10:19 or open his mouth and let him in there.....

I don't think they should have killed Vernon, but I'm sure Malik should have known when he read the script that his character was being axed. I'm hoping they aren't mad at him for outing Jussie. I mean if you're gay you should be proud and not trying to keep it a secret. Be yourself......

Anonymous said...

Oh please Malik always gets killed off in a movie or TV Show

Deacon - Single Ladies
Gavin - Why did I get Married
Vernon - Empire

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It would have been better to see the white chick and boo boo kitty go. My two least favorite of the show.
9:41 AM <---- ME TOOOOOOOOO! Specially the white girl & for some strange reason i am NOT convinced vernon is dead. i like him on the show.

Anonymous said...

they could have killed Derek Luke, he is fine to look at and as an actor but I don't think him and Taraji have ANY chemistry. that could have given Cookie a reason to really hate Lucious cuz he killed her new man.

Anonymous said...

i don't buy the outing thing. i mean if Jussie is playing a flaming homo on a homocentric show written by homos its a logical conclusion to wonder/think/speculate/conclude he is a homo. the 1st couple shows i didn't know if he was just acting but the look in his eyes whenever he played out affectionate scenes with his bf let me know he was not acting, it looked very natural. besides lee homo wouldn't waste his time casting a non-homo to play his main homo hoe.

Anonymous said...

@10:34 they didn't show them burying his body or anything so you might be right. A lot of people didn't want his character dead. They could have even let Jamal kill Beretti instead.

@10:36 yeah he is sexy but I want to see him on my screen more so they shouldn't kill him off. I hope he comes back from DC.

Anonymous said...

Haven't watched "Empire", so maybe my impressions are wrong, but looking at the hoopla surrounding this show, and some of the things that have been said about it re: stereotypes, I can't help but think of this movie:

Bamboozled - A blistering satire of network television's pitfalls and prejudices, a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a television writer's stunning rise and tragic downfall.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215545/

I Talk Reckless on the Internet said...

Wait Malik Yoba is British?!?

Anonymous said...

I think Malik is on that coco for real. He just looks like it.

Anonymous said...

Lee Daniels doesn't even like blackmen. His partner is white.

Was Malik's lips still ashy?

Anonymous said...

Malik sounding like Idris

Anonymous said...

@9:41
agreed Rhonda dry manipulative ass needs to bounce. I would love to see Anika, Cookie and Andre get together and take over Empire then when they get it Cookie and Andre screw Anika out of her portion and demore her to the mailroom

Anonymous said...

Empire has to improve though. The blatant scenes from hip hop scenarios we've read about for years gets old quick. I wasn't in awe when they killed his character. I was hoping it was BooBoo Kitty or perhaps one of the sons. It wasn't dramatic at all when he died. It was like shit, oh well. So much so, even the white chick convinced Andre to not call the cops cuz "I'm pregnant." WTF? That scene was so ridiculous; one of many.

Anonymous said...

Kill off Becky. Have her die from a heart attack after eating a three piece KFC dinner. I swear, Gabby cannot act!

Kill off the white woman. She is the definition of a white devil.

Hell, kill off everybody and just show empty rooms!!!! IDGAF! I don't even watch this dumb show anymore anyway! LOL!

Anonymous said...

LMMFAO @ 12:34. But the oldest son and the wife do absolutely nothing for h show. I want to kill them my damn self. But shit, it does not ave to be over for Malik Yoba. He can be on there as a ghost like the dude who was fuckin with luscious when he was in bed. He can haunt that white chick until she jumps of the balcony and then work on the oldest sons bitch ass.

Anonymous said...

Not only does the Fox Network hates black people, these ghetto type stereotypes is why the world view. African-Americans in such a bas light. We constantly glorify what is evil. You are so busy watching Empire, while you are not registered to vote & the police are killing blacks every week. Enjoy the show!

Anonymous said...

Negroids always making money for Rupert Murdoch!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 12:34, this is a stupid ass show. I saw the show twice and it's all fucked up. Does Cookie get kicked out of the building on every show? Fuck, the shit is crazy. And with them punk ass sons he got, them two white bitches gonna end up with the company and cookie gonna have to kill them hoes to get the company back. Man fuck that show.....lol

Anonymous said...

1:16 I am a registered voter and I do vote.
Right now I vote for you to stfu and if
you don't like the show then don't watch it.

Anonymous said...

@11:30 malik has eczema or some other skin condition on his lips. He addressed this a long time ago. I do not / have not watched this show, I just clicked on this link because of malik

Anonymous said...

Maybe there is room for Malik on Scandal.

Anonymous said...

@1:28

Best comment. LOL

Anonymous said...

How did Malik "OUT" Jussie when Jussie said he was never in the closet in the first place?

Anonymous said...

@1:16 Amen

These individuals are spiritually sleep.
Registered voters OR not...they would rather invest their time and energy into watching this delusional show rather than doing something about what's happening in real life.
people who look like them are being killed on the regular meanwhile...they're tuned in like stoic robots every Wednesday night.
but when people put out the truth like you are doing they feel like you are Killing the vibe because they're getting high off of a fantasy to avoid reality

Anonymous said...

@2:55

What the fuck are you doing surfing the web right now? GET BACK TO WORK!

Anonymous said...

@2:46

I think Malik was supposed to keep it quiet until Jussie went on Ellen. He wasn't closeted though.

Anonymous said...

@3:04
Lmaooo I know right!......for the white man!

Anonymous said...

Times like this really make me appreciate my culture. I am really embarrassed for the Blacks. This sort of programming really lifts your skirt and reveals your enormous, flawed rear ends. Violence, ignorance and homosexuality are all put on display to be witnessed by the world.

The vast majority of Blacks have limited capacity for intellectual thought and are incognizant of the fact that, they are being used for the amusement of others.

Anonymous said...

@3:04 Yup, it is MY JOB to put the truth out there. YOU got offended about the Truth so clearly I'm doing a great job.

#Your Welcome

BTW Something tells me you are choosing to live an "alternative" lifestyle and that you are glad to see abominable acts portrayed on your TV which makes you feel better about doing things that you KNOW are wrong. I'll keep you in prayer

Anonymous said...

I bet you watch sports on Fox. If you haven't even watched the show, you sound very well,m dumb for commenting on how bad it is. if you have watched it and don't like it, that's your perrogative just as it is for anyone who does want to watch it.

Anonymous said...

From the 2nd 3:42
To the 1st 3:42

I agree with some of your comment EXCEPT the last paragraph.

Black people DO NOT a have limited capacity of intelligence. That is a huge Lie.

Black people are VERY intelligent it's just that Hollywood and the Media only like to show less intelligent Black people.

When it comes to ANY RACE, it's Garbage In Garbage Out.

So EVERYBODY needs to be extra selective of what they feed their minds.
Unfortunately for US there aren't a lot of positive images on TV and that's be design.

My point is regardless of how foolish some black people choose to behave...it does not negate all of the Intelligence and Creativity within OUR race.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how much the people who claim they don't watch the show know so much about it

Anonymous said...

^by design
# Autocorrect !!!

@ 1st 3:59
If your comment was directed at me, the answer is NO I don't watch sports or Fox for that matter.
I just don't appreciate how Daniels is using this platform to promote what he is promoting.
Perception IS reality for most people.
He is NOT helping IMO, that's all I'm saying.

Anonymous said...

Not all Blacks are a complete mess. Africans have self respect, legitimized children and are very smart people. American Blacks on the other hand are a disaster, lacking proper parenting and education, they are totally out of control.

Anonymous said...

@4:00 Just by looking at previews or on-line clips it is easy for some folks to formulate an opinion.
They just don't like what you like, that's all.

Just like on the other thread some folks are saying that they don't care for that show Sleepy Hollow after watching very little of it .
So for me any show with men kissing men ain't for me. If you like that kind of stuff than that's on you...

Anonymous said...

For a show that people are not interested in and will not watch, they sure do spend a lot of time and energy going to different sites talking about it. That makes no sense. If you don't care about something or like it you don't keep talking about how much you don't like it you ignore it. #LETITGO #MOVEON

Anonymous said...

^\_

Anonymous said...

@4:10 #WRONG

Omg... you sound like my former African boss...This man would actually watch Fox News religiously and say that it was the truth about American blacks...YET he always wanted to whine in my ear about racial discrimination and mistreatment that he received from white people on the job!!! I'm like dude "Wake Up!!!" just because you try to identify with racist white people does not mean that they are going to embrace you...just ask the rich black people living in California who have tried their best to assimilate only to be treated like dirt anyway.

when it comes to Africans and African Americans there is a difference. ONLY because our history is different here in this country. Granted, yes Africans do work harder take school seriously do better on the job too and that's great. but the mental conditioning that you all receive beforehand is different from what a lot of us have to work through in order to reach the same goals.

It is not innate for Black Americans to do poorly.
Just recently 2 AFRICAN Doctors in my state were arrested for sexually assaulting their patients.
I'm like ...Dang these men went through med school just to end up in jail for rape. What was the point.

The point is WE have all experienced different set backs...our motivations are different as well.
So let's make fair comparisons and speak from a place of understanding...not a need to feel better than others

Anonymous said...

@4:25 Riiiiiiiiight that's why you're on a black blog.
Get Real and stop with the LIES

Anonymous said...

Blax engage in self degradation more than any other race on the planet, they are the greatest show on earth.


Anonymous said...

@1:28 I am glad that you vote, I do not-never have-never will watch that show. The next time you blindly support the Fox Network and your stupid ass is in the unemployment line because Jeb in our new President, I'm hopeful that Lee Daniel will be supporting you.

Anonymous said...

damn the Black elitists have taken over this thread, bet these same people sing Drunk in Love, rap along to trap music, don't donate to charities benefiting blacks, don't volunteer, don't mentor, don't have no money saved up & don't read books. this is RHYMES WITH SNITCH BITCH stop trolling this site with your BULLSHIT! #isumad #isuhungry

Anonymous said...

@4:54 Yet you keep checking for their comments though?

People are making their sentiments known just like Yooooouuuuuuu. Ok

Anonymous said...

@6:08

#ISYOU-taking speech therapy? LoL

Anonymous said...

@6:09pm So if I go to a forum or post where the Empire tv show is being discussed and I read thru the comments and see comments where people that don't like show keep making comments about how they don't like the show then I am "checking" for their comments....? Interesting.

Anonymous said...

@5:47
your attempt at correlating those that are not registered voters with those that watch empire was an epic fail bitch don't get salty.
your frail attempt at likening those who watch this show to the future unemployed is just baseless not to mention unfounded...fail again!

Anonymous said...

@9:14 I am "nor salty" what I am is "MAD"!! That black people are constantly being treated like shit on this country, but instead of having a Spirit of discernment , not just live to be entertained ��while your silly ass is watching Empire supporting the Fox Network, I am reading a book called "The Protocols of the Elders pf Zion. But I am sure you will be sitting in front pf your tv set this Wednesday watching reruns!

Anonymous said...

Some black people are just so happy to see black faces on television that they will watch practically anything starring at least one black face. They don't seem to be just as happy about black faces when it comes to supporting black owned and operated businesses within their own communities. Some also talk about how they're so happy to see a handful of black people employed by a television network, as if that money will somehow find its way to their communities or households, yet unemployment among people in their personal lives (family, neighbors, friends, self) remains sky high and they pretend it is a non-issue. On the subject of voting...if the creators of the show thought it was so important a topic that it should be presented before their audience they would do so, but apparently that is not on their agenda. People need to establish and concentrate on their own agendas and not put so much into a TV production or program. They don't call it programming for nothing. Anybody could use an escape, so I guess a little random TV entertainment won't hurt anybody, but how or why people can get so caught up that they find themselves defending coonery and buffoonery is another story.

Anonymous said...

@6:37 Take your silly, salty, mad ass on down to fox network and protest then cause your negative approach at getting people to see your point is a fail again. Most shows on TVs at this point have some type of agenda involved and I'm sure if you listed the programs that you watched we could run thru the blog ripping those apart too. You're really just lacking attention and validation somewhere and that's really why you're mad. Maybe you should spend more time looking into that!

Anonymous said...

I lol so hard at 12:34 comments.. Kill everyone odf. Too funny

Anonymous said...

This has got to be one of the dumbest debates ever!! If you don't like fried foods because you feel they may clog your arteries or are unhealthy you don't eat them. If you eat shrimp and get sick every time you eat it, you quit eating it!! If you don't like Empire for whatever reasons, it's simple quit or don't watch it, duh!!!

Anonymous said...

@543 unfortunately, people love to be miserable. it only makes sense to me. either you watch it or turn the channel, its not rocket science.

Anonymous said...

@12:50 Now you know that was nothing but the truth. Some people are very aware of this , some people needed to be made aware and some people have deliberately chosen to close their eyes/ mind/heart to the truth.
Hollywood is allowing Lee Daniels to celebrate something that can only/ barely be tolerated at best. They ONLY green light projects that promote their agenda.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Being Mary Jane will pick him up, he can play one of her love interests or coworkers.

Anonymous said...

I read on another site that the real reason he was fired/killed off is because he's back on that shit, making everyone on the set uncomfortable and Fox found out and said he had to go.

Anonymous said...

They need to bring Shemar Moore on the show as someone's love interest.

Anonymous said...

@10:52 I read that too. I didn't know he had a habit in the first place.

Anonymous said...

They need to kill off Gabby, while addressing obesity and the signs and symptoms and causes of stroke and cardiac arrest and diabetes. How's that for a realistic agenda directed towards African peoples (from all continents)?

Pallet Plastik said...

Thanks for the info

Anonymous said...

@10:55

Jamal's?...

@1:10

Good point. I don't think Gabby is a significant character though so they won't bother going into it. If she was a Lyon most likely they would.

Anonymous said...

Personally I think that Gabby's stylist, hairdresser and trainer all hate her. Why they got her running around after Lucious huffin and puffin in them bright blond wigs and stripes and shit??? She needs a personal assistant just to put out the fires from her thighs rubbing together. Oh yeah, they don't really have room to move, they just kind of propel her forward. In the infamous words of Florida Evans...#DAMNDAMNDAMN

Anonymous said...

^WOWZ!!!

Anonymous said...

They need to use Gabby for a human pig roast at the next white party and write her uber weight ass off. What good is fame and fortune if you are one smothered pork chop from the grave? It probably goes down like this on the red carpet...who are you wearing, Gabby? Response: The latest super king size bedsheet from the Martha Stewart collection at Macy's. She looks ridiculous on that show and needs to be stopped immediately.

Anonymous said...

In other news Olivia pope fucked a black man. #unbelievable

Anonymous said...

Black man hanging from tree in Mississippi....oh that's okay, we areall too busy supporting the Fox Network & watching Empire rerun. Can you please pass me the popcorn??

Anonymous said...

OMFG!!! @3:28 PM & 10:28 PM

Anonymous said...

IDK but it sounds as if he was warned about his character dying. Malik knows where he went wrong.

Anonymous said...

It's so funny to hear folks rip Gabby apart for her looks and those very same folks are being looked over based on their own looks. She on TV and you being an unpaid critic to say what so many have said before with no warrant.

MsPink Kitty said...

Malik is bi, remember New York Undercover from back in the 90's. Malik and hte puerto rican dude were alleged lovers way back then.

And, yes, I read the blind item that Malik was let go because he was hitting the pipe again.

Anonymous said...

Check out Rootsmagazine.com and educate yourself...after you finish watching Empire!!

Anonymous said...

If u not Gay, that u got to go got go

Anonymous said...

HE BACK ON DRUGS AND THE HEAD FOLKS AT FOX TOLD LEE DANIELS TO FIRE HIM. HE KNEW HE WAS BOUT TO GO! WHY HE LYING??

Anonymous said...

Is he really gay and on drugs or is it speculation?

Anonymous said...

Lol I agree with everyone that said Andre and his She-Devil should've died. They have no purpose on the show. Cookie and Lucious aka Lucifer only deal with two sons. Shit I forget Andre is even one of the sons.

Anonymous said...

@11:05 AM Look and Is are two different things. Stop reaching.

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