Empire's Lee Daniels Reacts to Emmy Snub, Drops F-Bombs on Instagram

Lee Daniels Empire Snub Video

Hold onto your basketballs, because Empire co-creator Lee Daniels is going all Andre-off-his-meds on the Television Academy.

Appearing opposite star Jussie Smollett in an Instagram video Thursday, Daniels addressed the fact that Empire wasn’t nominated for an Outstanding Drama Emmy, using the hashtags #canfinallypostthis #timetoberealagain and #emmyniceguyoverwith.

“Jussie’s saying I have to be politically correct on Instagram,” Daniels began, before dropping a few bombs on unsuspecting viewers: “F–k these motherf–kers!”

Daniels’ smile, coupled with Smollett’s stifled laughter, suggests they were merely having some fun after an eventful morning. But even if Daniels is serious, can you really blame him? Despite Empire‘s critical success, the Fox drama received only one Emmy nomination: Best Actress in a Drama for Taraji P. Henson.

Watch Daniels’ Instagram video below, then drop a comment: Do you think Empire deserved an Outstanding Drama nomination?


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