‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Gray Gets Called Out

Photo Credit: FOX
Photo Credit: FOX

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

“Empire” has become a bona-fide hit for FOX, and it’s making stars out of the cast. But oftentimes with new fame, comes a little bit of controversy.

Bryshere “Yazz” Gray portrays Hakeem Lyon on the hit show, but he’s getting called out something serious by a promoter.

The Jasmine Brand writes:

A promoter/magazine owner is blasting Empire’s Bryshere Gray (aka Yazz), after describing what he says was an awful experience with the actor. A man by the name of Gary Chambers (who describes himself as publisher & Co-Owner of The Rouge Collection, Film Producer, & Radio Host) is making serious claims against Yazz, sharing a personal story about a recent professional experience that he had with him.

Posting a series of Instagram clips and a YouTube video, Gary claims that he booked Yazz to come to Baton Rouge. From our understanding, he was to make an appearance, do a round of interviews, sign fans autographs, etc. But according to Gary, he says that Yazz was in full diva mode (my words, not his) with unreasonable demands, disrespectful behavior and down-right lacking home training.

What’s more? Gary claims that while transporting Yazz to a venue, he actually urinated in a bottle, as opposed to asking to be taken to a rest room.

Would you allow that to be a matter you kept private in order to maintain an image with people who aren’t in anyway financially supporting you anyway? Would you allow the opinions of people to sway what you know is right? Would you allow your convictions to be muted because the person you were up against was bigger than you? Would you allow someone to tell you that “R.Kelly molested little girls and he’s still famous, you can’t affect us” and be silent about it? • I think people think about looks before convictions. I think about my convictions before I think of how it looks. • @Yazzthegreatest needs to be humbled, because 3 months ago no one knew his name, and now he thinks he can do whatever and get away with it! • #TheCCode #Truth

A photo posted by Gary Chambers (@garychambersjr) on


  1. Sounds like someone is trying to get some shine off of Empire again. Yazz is local and he’s a friend of a friend. Everyone that I know has encountered him says he’s a sweetheart. Those claims sound ridiculous.

    1. I actually heard an interview with him and Jussie Smollett on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and Yazz / Bryshere was acting a complete fool. He was being very nonchalant and ignorant. I believe the claims wholeheartedly!

    1. Yeah he had to be drunk if he peed in a water bottle. That’s drunk behavior right there. But I find this hard to believe. I think he’s just another salty promoter trying to get some payback because he couldn’t get booked.

    2. I don’t think it went down like this at all. But then again I have a crush on him and don’t want to believe it. #shrugs

    3. Don’t believe it’s true but if he did pee in a bottle, that is usual drunk behavior. Better in the bottle than in the car…promotor be quiet.

  2. He came to the Stonecrest Mall and was very sweet and nice. I’m not saying he didn’t do this, but I’ve seen him be very nice to his fans. There has to be more to this story.

  3. Unfortunately this is the price of fame. It doesn’t take long for the rumors to start. I will give him the benefit of the doubt.

  4. *blank stare* So many people are trying to hate on this show and the people on it. What the hell is going on?

  5. He’s probably lying. Now if if more people start coming forward and saying something similar, I will start giving him the side eye.

  6. I knew they were going to start coming for this dude. A lot of women are crushing on him right now and these corny dudes are jealous. And people say only women gossip. Puhlease!

  7. For Yazz’s sake, I hope this isn’t true. It’s too soon to get arrogant. Humility pays off in the long run.

  8. Have people forgotten that invention called the telephone? Why does everything have to be handled on Twitter or IG anymore? And then these promoters wonder why folks don’t want to work with them? Most don’t know the damn meaning to tact and/or discretion!

  9. Y’all this man could be telling the truth. Everyone ain’t the same, but some people get the big head fast when they get a little bit of success. But I hope this ain’t true because it’s hard to stay in the business when you’re black AND have a nasty attitude. We can’t get away with that.

  10. Y’all crushing over this man but don’t know his real personality. He could be out here being an azz. He fine tho so I get why y’all crushing on him. *giggles*

  11. I believe it. I started thinking he got the big head when he hired bodyguards. He’s not that famous yet for that. You can tell he’s smelling himself right now.

  12. Listen people Satan like bringing black people down but it can’t work bcos God there.
    I have heard lotta negative talks about EMPIRE but it jus the beginning

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