Rumors surfaced over the weekend Traci Ellis-Ross was being compensated significantly less than Black-ish castmate Anthony Anderson and planned to walk away if the chasm wasn’t lessened. Following the firestorm, Ellis-Ross is clearing the air in a personal statement explaining her current contract negotiations and what she wants to remain on the show.
“I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is to be a fully realized black woman on TV.”
She goes on to say that reports stating she made threats reducing her public appearances were not her words and the reporter that penned the story should have called her.
To read her statement in full, flip the page.