Michael Rainey Jr., who stars at Tariq on the hit series, “Power,” might be one of the most hated teenagers on television.

I promise you, I reach for a belt every week as I watch him sass his mama, disrespect Ghost, and keep himself stirred up in some nearly fatal foolishness.

But, I do understand Michael is playing a character and he’s doing it well.

So well, in fact, that he has been receiving death threats on social media from fans of the show who can’t seem to separate television from reality.

On Wednesday, Michael Rainey Jr. took to Instagram writing, “Me going through my dms tryna figure out why I have 326 death threat messages ??”

See his original post below.


This is unfortunate and unnecessary!

Lela Loren, who starred as Angela Valdez, and Lala Anthony, both said they have experienced unpleasant interactions with fans due to their characters on the show.

Related: ‘Power’ Fans Threaten To Cut & Rape Lela Loren Over Her Role As ‘Angela Valdes’

Y’all gotta chill…it’s just TV.

Michael is a young man…a teenager for Pete’s sake!

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