Malik Yoba’s Facetime Message To Fans
Malik Yoba played such a convincing drug user (Vernon Turner) on “Empire,” that one tabloid believed the veteran actor struggled with substance abuse in his real life.
Malik called into TMZ to clear his name and share his side of the story. “It’s unfortunate I didn’t win an Oscar/ Emmy for episode 10 where apparently people confused what the character Vernon was doing with who Malik Yoba is,” he said. “The sad part is that people will be willing to listen to lies and rumors from unsubstantiated sources and pass it around.”
Malik was surprisingly killed off of “Empire” on the season finale. We’re still hurt his character’s role was over so early. But the show must go on.