Now that his time on Empire is up, Terrence Howard has decided to file a lawsuit against the company that funded the hit series.
According to a TMZ report on Wednesday (October 21), Howard filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox accusing the company of distorting a still image from one of his scenes from the 2005 film Hustle & Flow and using it as the logo for Empire. Specifically, Howard says, it was the scene was where he’s in the studio recording “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp.”
Hustle & Flow was Howard’s breakout role and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. The aforementioned “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp,” recorded by Three 6 Mafia, was also nominated and won for Best Original Song – making them the first Hip Hop group to ever win the category.