Payday just got less exciting for Empire star Taraji P. Henson. An insider exclusively tells In Touch that Taraji is angry that she didn’t get the raise she was expecting for season two of the hit Fox show.

“When she found out what her co-stars got, she threw a fit,” an insider exclusively reveals to In Touch. “She feels she should be compensated much more as the star of the show.”

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Taraji as Cookie in Empire.

The actress attempted to meet with producers to renegotiate, but they “flat-out said no,” the insider explains to In Touch. “She was livid.”

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