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Empire is one of those shows that has plenty of people thinking it’s about them. Probably because it echoes to so many horrible people in real life. Two celebrities think that Empire has taken their lives and put them on the screen. Cleveland Cav Iman Shumpert and his girlfriend Teyana Taylor think that the couple Hakeem and Tiana are based on them.

“They’re using my girl’s character, her style, her look and she’s not getting anything for it,” Shumpert said. “They didn’t even change her name. They could have at least let my girl audition for the part instead of stealing her character completely.

“And come on man, they’re really using a guy with a flat top like me. Come on. That’s ridiculous. They never called us. We were blindsided. We found out by our family and fans when the show aired.”


Do you think they have something? Take a look at Hakeem and Tiana and see if there are any similarities.



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