03/26/2015 12:22 pm ET Updated Mar 26, 2015

The Real Reason Tyrese Didn't Reunite With Taraji P. Henson On 'Empire'

Tyrese has already made it clear that he wants to reunite with his "Baby Boy" co-star Taraji P. Henson on her breakout hit "Empire," and he explained to HuffPost Live on Wednesday why it hasn't happened yet.

"I was supposed to be on season one of 'Empire,' and I was in and out of court fighting for a personal matter with my 7-year-old, so I wasn't able to do the show. That's the truth," Tyrese said. "Taraji and Lee Daniels were very, very disappointed -- and I was too -- that I couldn't do it."

Tyrese understands the undying love for his pairing with Henson, he told host Alyona Minkovski.

"When it comes to Taraji, because we did 'Baby Boy' together, people don't want to see her with any other man, and they don't want to see me with any other woman. It's almost like Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams from 'The Notebook,'" he said.

In fact, Tyrese is among the people who don't want to see Henson with another man, and he's hoping to rectify that in a future season of "Empire."

"I don't like this Derek Luke dude kissing all over my girl. I don't like Terrence [Howard] kissing all over her. It bothers me, and we're gonna have to figure this shit out," Tyrese said.

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Tyrese here.

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