Hey guys, Terrence Howard wants to push even more boundaries on Empire. The record breaking FOX show has already introduced more insane “reality” based storylines during the course of its first season that Howard thinks they can go even further. So much so that he wants to say “the n-word” as often as he possibly can. Only problem is, the “n-word” is still one of those seven words you can’t say on network TV.

Here’s what Howard told Entertainment Weekly:

“If we start getting silly, if we start playing to people’s fancies, then we don’t deserve to be where we are,” says Howard of the show’s success. “It’s a big pressure because I want to be a truth-sayer. I want to raise the bar. I want to get rid of this f—ed up word called PC. I think it’s a gate for bigotry because as long as you’re politically correct you can say anything you want but feel some way different.”

“I’m mad that we don’t say n—- in the show,” he admits. “Why is TV showing something different from the reality of the world? Why is there a thing called censorship that stop people from hearing everyday talk? We use n—-every day. It’s become part of a conversation—why aren’t we using it in the show?”

If I may offer a retort, why can’t Howard say “mane,” the same word that has been associated with his career for decades now? I’m shocked he’s had to hold back on that this entire season.

Empire airs Wednesdays at 8PM CST / 9PM EST.