Empire’s Bryshere Gray Is the Latest Castmember to Get Into a (Minor) Dustup With Chicago Law Enforcement

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Is Chi-Town coming for those Empire boys? It’s a question now that a second member of the Fox TV show’s cast has apparently gotten into a little trouble with the law.

According to TMZ, actor Bryshere Gray, who plays baby boy Hakeem Lyon on the show, was arrested in Chicago on a misdemeanor traffic offensethat of not having the drapes match the curtains on his ride, aka, lacking proper registration papers.

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To perhaps make matters worse, traffic agents charged that Gray had neither a license nor insurance for the 2014 Rolls-Royce he was driving.

After being booked, Gray was ticketed and released, the Associated Press reports.

And while it all may seem to be much ado about not much, this, of course, is the latest legal run-in for someone connected to the now-beleaguered production.

Gray’s ticket troubles come on the heels of the major brouhaha over castmate Jussie Smollett and his claims of having been the victim of a racist and homophobic attack late one night on the frigid streets of Chicago earlier this year.

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Prosecutors and police later charged Smollett had made the whole thing up to gain publicity and a possible pay raise for his role playing middle brother Jamal on the show.

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And, now, studio executives have announced that next season will be Empire’s last, with no plans to have Smollett or his character make an appearance.

Maybe, just maybe, the entire cast of Empire and the city of Chicago need a timeout from each other for a minute.

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