Showrunner Lee Daniels was disappointed Empire didn’t get many Emmy nominations Thursday, but he handled it with the grace and politesse that have become hallmarks of the conciliatory conversational style of Empire’s own Cookie “Monster” Lyon: He made a “fuck you” video and posted it on Instagram.

Daniels, who has never aspired to what one might call “diplomacy,” shared with his followers in no uncertain terms that he felt Empire deserved more than just a few costume nominations and an Outstanding Actress nod for Taraji P. Henson.

As in, “Fuck these motherfuckers!”

To clarify things, he captioned the video, #emmyniceguyoverwith.

Great director with big dreams, and not afraid to burn this whole goddamn house to the ground in pursuance of those dreams, that Lee Daniels.

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