Rumor Control: Trai Byers Confirms Whether Or Not He’s Over Playing Andre On ‘Empire’

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Trai Byers Responds To Rumors He Wants To Leave “Empire”

Remember when we told you that Trai Byers, the actor who plays Andre Lyon on Empire, was considering leaving the show?

Via Page Six:

“Trai wants out,” said an insider. “He feels that he studied at Yale and he’s a ‘true thespian’ . . . The character is beneath him. He has an idea of himself as being this big Shakespearean actor.”

“At first, being on ‘Empire’ was major for him. But he feels his character is not as important this season, and he hates not being the star,” said a source. “He thinks he has the acting chops of Taraji and Terrence. He doesn’t get how the show benefits him, and he feels he has way too much talent when he’s not the star by any means.”

Well Trai’s responding to the rumors himself and he’s shutting them down. According to Andre he LOVES being a part of the show and he has a “fabulous” relationship with FOX.

His boo thang Grace Gealey a.k.a. Boo Boo Kitty has also since clapped back at rumors that her man’s leaving the show.

Trai Byers Grace Gealey

Hit the flip to see what she said…

“Proud of this man. One of the most humble people I know. #keepitmoving #unbothered” said Grace.

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