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Empire star Bryshere Gray Aka Hakeem Lyons is accused of assault inside a 7-Eleven. Allegedly he spit on the ground and got into an argument with the cashier at 7-Eleven, and they both threw items at each other. The cashier called the police and wanted to press charges.

Check out the video below via TMZ to see "Hakeem's" encounter with the police.