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DO WE BELIEVE IT? Taraji P. Henson & Nia Long Reportedly Had MAJOR Beef On The 'Empire' Set

Drama on the "Empire" set!  Apparently Taraji P. Henson and special guest Nia Long are NOT geting along, and had to be separated during their scenes TOGETHER.  Deets inside...

Cookie Lyon is NOT HERE for diva newcomers, this according to sources.

Word has it that while Nia Long was on set guest starring in her recurring role on "Empire" this season, queen bee Taraji took issue.   Why?  Because, allegedly, Nia was said to be treating the cast, crew and hair and makeup team like crap.   Ms. Henson wasn't having it.

Nia is on the show playing opposite Terrence Howard, her former Best Man co-star, and she is set to be in some scenes with Taraji.  However, they allegedly were at each other's throats so badly they had to shoot the scenes separately.  TMZ reports:

We're told it got to the point they stopped speaking to each other when they were on set. Our sources say it was next to impossible to film the scenes they did together, and that's why they had actually blocked out how to shoot those scenes separately.

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As for whether Nia will be back for season 4, our sources say no way in hell.

Damn!  While we usually ignore the catfight rumors on sets, since people love to pit women against each other in Hollywood, it's interesting to note that this is not the first, second or third time we've heard of Nia having a super nasty attitude on a set.  We've heard MANY tales of her alleged diva behavior and rudeness throughout her career.

Nia's rep says it's all b.s.  But they seemingly threw some shade at the show at the same time:

Nia's rep tells TMZ, "This story is complete nonsense. Throughout her long, established career, Nia has been nothing but a consummate professional treating all members of productions with respect."

The rep goes on, "This is nothing but another complete fabrication about a series that has been plagued by constant rumors of drama and misconduct."

The timing of this tea is quite convenient. Season 3's spring return is tonight. But it doesn't mean it's impossible for it to be true.

Neither Nia nor Taraji have responded.  Yet.

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