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'Empire' Star Trai Byers Slams Rumors He Wants Off the Show

by Zach Seemayer 11:27 PM PST, March 03, 2016
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Empire star Trai Byers wants the world to know he has no interest in leaving the hit show, despite a rumor claiming otherwise.

The 32-year-old actor took to Instagram to shoot down a Page Six article claiming he "wants out" of the popular Fox drama.

"I don't normally spend my time dispelling rumors, but there is something I'd like to address," Byers wrote in the post. "I have nothing but love and respect for Empire and all who are involved on the show. I have a fabulous relationship with FOX, and hold myself to the highest standards professionally." Byers, who plays Terrence Howard's son Andre on the show, also slammed the claim that he felt the role was "beneath him."

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"How could I think of demanding something larger than Andre, where I get to express a man with Bipolar disorder, who is on a spiritual journey to find his identity?" he added.

"I'm so proud, so happy, and so lucky to be a part of this cast," Byers continued. "This show has started my career. See you in Season Three!"

Before snagging his breakthrough role on Empire, Byers had recurring roles on All My Children and 90210, as well as some minor parts in a handful of films.

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