Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett is in police custody in Chicago after voluntarily surrendering early Thursday morning. Smollett is charged with a Class 4 felony for filing a false police report.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett, 36, staged a hate crime to earn more money as an actor on the Fox musical Empire.

Smollett earned $1.17 million per season as the third lead star on the show.

Johnson and other officials briefed reporters during a news conference on Thursday morning. Johnson said Smollett faked a hate crime to earn a better salary as an actor on Fox TV's Empire.

Johnson, who is Black, stopped just short of calling Smollett a narcissist and a sociopath.

"Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations. How could someone look at the hatred and suffering associated with that symbol and see an opportunity to manipulate that symbol to further his own public profile."

He said Smollett's actions were a slap in the face to everyone in a city that embraced him.

Johnson said Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" and he called the alleged hoax "shameful."

On Jan. 29, Smollett told police two white men wearing red hats attacked him outside his high-rise apartment building in Chicago.

Johnson told reporters the scratches and bruises on Smollett's face were "self-inflicted."

Investigators were suspicious of Smollett from the beginning. According to ABC News, the Federal Bureau of Investigations are looking into reports the actor sent a threatening letter containing a powdery substance to himself a week before he was allegedly attacked.
 

  • WinterIsComing

    This is the stupidest sh!t I’ve ever heard.

  • Marlika

    If this is indeed the reason why he did this foolish he’s beyond stupid!!

    Why did he just get better at sucking off Lee for a better salary? ?????

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    My gawd this n**** dumb asF! Career don'zo!

  • Battyfish

    Lee Daniels is married to a white man or partnered with a white man...lol

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Welp...

  • Bossy704

    He can consult on the movie about this incident and his tell all book. There is a way to spin this.

  • MJF

    Greed is an evil thing.... Grateful for what I have!

  • ShelbyMoore

    There's a reason I never commented on this situation while everyone was losing their minds. The first thing I heard was...Subway....20 below weather...Criminals don't even go out in weather like that, much more a hungry person. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/67fff5c79ddf7278d5ce1754a63c04bd241531d1e2c8237bc2b2898bdb8d9e29.gif

  • KLove

    Ummmmm, i dont get it....how does him getting attacked in a hate crime supposed to get him a better salary??? Now he very well may have no salary at all!

  • Hater

    Throw the whole dude away!
    Annoying f*ckboi!

  • MJF

    Well he was the dumbest criminal ever. Texting the brothers before, during and after the attack, following them on social media, paying with a check. Like did you ever watch Investigation Discovery??? Smh

  • Elevated Soul

    Trump Derangement Syndrome is real!

    So basically Jussie wanted more money,so he used his hate for President Trump and his supporters to get attention? In the end, it is his own racism that has been displayed.The stunt he pull will probably land him in prison for atleast a year and a day,as it pertains to the Feds.

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn. Now he has no job!...I can't begin to grasp why there are actually people dumb enough to still believe this fool.

    I pity how his stupidity made him stoop so low.....

  • wigmon68

    Agreed. He may have had some idea that this would get him more money down the line, but this act was a political one. He went on GMA and talked alot about race and the gays. This was more than just about money and would be interested in hearing the source for that comment (its obviously not Jussie, so who else would truly know the motive?).

  • Kanyade

    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/BonyEmbellishedKitten-size_restricted.gif

    "[Johnson] called the alleged hoax "shameful". . . . Johnson told reporters the scratches and bruises on Smollett's face were "self-inflicted."

  • http://educate-empower.org Educate2Empower Inc.

    Guess he got caught up in the make-believe storylines of Empire.

  • Peace

    Jussie baby. Repent and come to Jesus. He is the only one that can redeem your soul.
    Hollywood/the devil ? will use and abuse you, have you looking crazy, Accept the Lord Jesus or a higher power than yourself, find peace Son that surpasses all understanding. This too shall pass.

  • Thingamajig

    SHAME! ?

  • Guess Who

    It was fucked up and sus from the gate but when white women do it, where is the public outcry? Hell ONE just admitted well into her 80s that she lied about Emmitt Till and he lost his life for NOTHING. Is she is prison yet or has been charged? Just curious...

  • morenYAHdelsur

    ?? Everything Mr. Johnson said.

    This whole situation is f***ing DUMB!

  • JENNYJONES1

    THIS NUCCA PAID THEM WITH A CHECK!!!!!!! I JUST CAN'T!!!! LOL!!!!..........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • KLove

    Pretty sure the statute of limitations has run out on that one....

  • Guess Who

    MIssing the point entirely but it was a murder. She is an accessory to it as she is the one who caused it.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Say what?!?! This fool did this because he wasn't satisfied with his salary? Well nugga yew won't be get'n no salary ni. Secondly Smollet is a str8 sociopath

  • Guest

    Lol!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    He was hoping for sympathy. A sympathetic Hollywood means more appearances, work, $$.

    Stars play the sympathy card all the time. So narcissistic!

  • Jay

    Welp he definitely fired now

  • morenYAHdelsur

    And I keep saying, Subway is NEVER that serious. Under those circumstances (time of night, weather), I’d rather starve for the night LOL.

  • Thingamajig

    The first thing I read was two men hurling racial slurs and identifying him from the show. That right there was a straight up lie because what white suprematist watches Empire?

  • Ni Ni

    Smh, he wanted to het caught.

  • Rere

    I said this from the jump, I knew it was a case of bullshyt

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • morenYAHdelsur

    See, I didn’t want to assume supremacists weren’t aware of Empire. BUT my third eye said this assertion is hot garbage LOL.

  • The Art

    He should've just hired a pr firm to LEGALLY do his dirty work or reached out to Kris Jenner lol. There were FAR better ways to get attention and boost his salary.

    The one thing that's really shocking is the fact that someone with his intellect was dumb enough to think this bullish scheme would actually work. The entire concept was ridiculously stupid.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Thank God! Peace of mind. Health. Focus. Thank God.

    This is another lesson in ‘$$/fame don’t equal happiness.’

  • The Art

    Cause this whole story sounds just like an episode of Empire: corny and too exaggerated to be true.

  • Guest

    He has to be on drugs or mentally ill. Nothing else can explain the stupidity of this.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Lee Daniels is a white man ?

  • Ni Ni

    Black folks shouldn't expect to get away with what the white folks get away with. Thats just the way it has always been.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Forensic Files, Dateline NBC, Cold Case Files, The First 48... etc.
    Anybody who's watched those shows know that there's multiple different ways for them to catch you. I'd be scared to even try to commit a crime nowadays, since it's so hard to commit the perfect crime.

  • Rayne

    Welp... can I start singing ? ? hissss eye is onnnn the sparrowwww ? now or later. Cause that is the go to song.

  • Marlika

    That’s doesn’t mean anything.?????I’m sure his still getting trim on the side.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Right?? Why tf else leave such a trail?!

  • ?jessica?

    He going down for this. How stupid can you be.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    This never gets old ?

    Where was this? Dr. Phil? Oprah?

  • The Art

    Blacks just have to be as good as whites at playing the game. Trust me, MANY are and have gotten away with a LOT!!! But, Jussie's story was stupid and unbelievable from the beginning. It was just bad judgement all the way around.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I have no damn idea but shyt is hilarious !!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    When you've got the President, high-profile politicians, and all these celebrities talking about you, it raises your profile as a celebrity. And that would give his agent leverage to demand a bigger salary on Empire since he's a "hot commodity".
    Obviously if it blows up in your face, you end up with ZERO. ?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I think we can all agree that he not to bright!

  • Rainbowbelow
  • jazmine

    Beat himself up and was dumb enough to use a check? My mans got a good case at insanity plea

  • Tinytoon

    He should have done what Lynn Whitfield did in A Thin Line Between Love & Hate, 30 oranges in a bag (burn the bag) & close his wrist in the door. Not some paper cut to his face.

  • Wreckognize Game

    A commenter on TSR says he should’ve just slept with Lee. He probably did that to get on the show. His next story will be Me Too stating he wouldn’t sleep with Lee so he got low balled on his salary.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol...yes laaawd...that ole lite skinned nugga and his attorneys still maintaining that he's innocent. Dey line like Smollet

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lawyers get paid to lie chile .......

  • jazmine

    Nowhere they are always believed even with a long history of it. So therefore no one should be taking this fool's mistake out on anyone else period.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Greed can blind people, and cloud their judgment. Makes people think they can get away with stuff that they should know they can't get away with.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaoooo....smh@self inflicted injuries

  • jazmine

    Then scratched himself in the face

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Salary? He'll be lucky if his people put $50-100 on his commissary.

  • jazmine

    Lee doesnt control their salaries and if Mo'nique has taught us anything, he wont be fighting for more money for anyone

  • Victorious82

    When not keeping it real goes wrong ?????

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Jurnee will probably be blacklisted bc of this and I hate that

  • Wreckognize Game

    You meant reach out to Kris as a manager huh? I was thinking to get with one of her kids for a come up. Imagine if the Kardashian’s had a gay brother. He would be a beast in these streets.

  • Ni Ni

    Blacks just have to be as good as whites at playing the game
    ______________
    This! If you're going to do it, ne smart. For example, in my city, black councilmen in my area have gotten caught doing dirt because their white counterparts trail them, and get them on camera, etc, then they're out of a job. The white people are no doubt doing the same things, but not getting caught.

  • Thingamajig

    I always had this nudging feeling that he slept with Lee Daniels to get that role and he and Lee always appeared to be beyond cozy with one another.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    ? This man is so done, where ever he is, he is flabbergasted ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So true. If you've got health, a solid job, some money set aside in savings, good relationships in your life... that's a lot to be thankful for right there. No need to be greedy.

  • Thingamajig

    Nah, he just stupid and extremely misguided to think he could fool the public.

  • Mielle Downey

    With so much hate in the world to day why would someone fake a hate crime. Like really ? brothers are out there trying to not get jammed up or shot by the cops or others brothers and Jussie felt the needs to fake it? The bubble he lived in just popped and he is going to get re educated in prison. The best place for him.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Damn...BLACK HISTORY MONTH...took a back seat because of Jussie...Superbowl....Bad Fashion Ideas....and Rev T.I. Thesaurus...No reports on school plays. or anything dealing with our history..not even a MLK Speech...no Roots...not one new black movies.

  • Lee

    Damn Jamal.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • JV

    LOL!!

  • JV

    OK everyone tell me what's the most hilarious way they can write him off empire now, lol

  • hottlanta

    Everybody talking bout taraji making a comment but forgot about we havent seen a spoken or written comment from his white lover. His azz got real white. He left like the road runner n said u r on your own.

  • SeannaPaula

    He`s going to be A ok, a slap on the risk sum prabation community service , i smell lee daniels stinge all over this shyt, do it jessie ama make u the main bytch in my next couple of project , but right now empire needs a boost. Same way he did Monique, same way he did dame Dash. Am tellig u daniels put this boy up to this stunt, he gone get im the best lawyers, distant himself from him while paying his bills 4 the next 10yrs r so until the smoke clears. SOMe of them gaye men are twisted people, grew up with a gaye brother so I should know. He was mean spirited, evil tried to use my emotions against me, beat up our siblings, tooked over the rm he suppose 2 share with our other brothers, selfish, conniving, the fycking List goes on n on.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I think he's on cocaine...only because after prolonged coke use people become detached from reality...for him to write those African kings a check and rehearse the "beating" goes to show he wasn't in his right mind...everyone has seen enough Law & order to know that they can trace checks and cab rides...that man is on powder... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1f406aa0d3a4c82320d4444d90fd0b5691f1c3eb440d750f7c888c635197d59d.gif

  • hottlanta

    Naw when u get caught up into how many twitter likes u have n reading the comments saying u r the best n it goes 2 your head goes wrong.

  • ALLMINE?

    Extremely embarrassing to the fam. If this was my bro I'd be done.

  • NeverSurprised

    ""Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations"
    ---------------------''
    Because he's NOT "African American". He is a half-white/half-black gay Jewish man, and he views life through that prism. He has a deeply embedded sense of greed and entitlement that is in his blood. Add to that a media climate that is willing to exalt anyone who espouses Trump hatred, and Smollett's behavior is the end result.

  • Locapoca

    Cookie come get your son. He’s disgracing the family.

    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/FarflungBigheartedAdouri-small.gif

  • hottlanta

    Please the jews never claimed him n never wil.

  • 2gr8ful

    Bad storyline. People may have believed him if he didnt incorporate the bleach, noose, MAGA hats, Trump Supporters and 2am Subway run in frigid temperatures. Listen, if he had claimed he got jumped and robbed in the summer but had no injuries and was shaken up, this would have sounded more plausible. He had too many stupid things in this story!!

  • NeverSurprised

    I don't care what they CLAIM. He is a jew by BLOOD, and it is that lineage that informs his behavior.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • Logan Roberts

    ..

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No that's George Zimmerman before the police arrived on the scene.

  • Logan Roberts

    Y'all ain't shyt ???

  • Wreckognize Game

    They are gonna make him chase his big azz boyfriend to Europe. Sort of like going upstairs and never being seen again.

  • hottlanta

    I know black people who r jewish he is not the first one. If he was 2 step to a white jew n say we r brothers they will have a fit.

  • NeverSurprised

    ????

  • 2gr8ful

    Then they went to the ACE store with the camera shining right in their face!!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Sounding like a goat ?

  • MJF

    Yup, I agree!

  • MJF

    EXACTLY! Come on man smh. Watching them talk about it on Fox right now. Daily News put him on the cover page labeling him a LIAR!

  • Passion

    You speaking the truth!

  • NeverSurprised

    I'm not talking about what other jews THINK of him.. I am talking about innate traits dating back centuries . You would have to have at least a glinmer of knowledge of world history to understand.

  • MsChocCookie

    There you have it folks

  • TMW

    Still not in the “persecute Jussie” club. The motive they are giving just doesn’t make sense. How would pretending to be attacked give him a leg up in salary negotiations??

    I think he lied about why he was out - it was a hook up no doubt. The question is, was he targeted?? And it seems more likely that the brothers would be paid to lie about being paid by Jussie.

    I think the real motivation for Jussie being made out to be a liar is the tweet below from Trump. So for all the “woke” people, y’all are willing to believe that Jussie would potentially destroy himself with a lie (because social media finds everybody out!), then that it would be made for him to be destroyed to protect MAGA? Ok.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb9d85533971cb0aa3bd44168f29e8bf8507a6748f3f7ab8934a7f2daefd4fa4.jpg

  • Baaba Sanders

    I guess he didn’t learn “good name is better than riches” in Sunday school.

  • Renee26

    Well his bf is HIV positive on the show. They can kill him off with the disease

  • Guess Who

    VERY TRUE

  • sunni_daze

    But why now? This is Empire's last season. He's sick and can't be trusted

  • Wile E. Coli

    OMG.. take some time to get caught up. He's under arrest for cryin' out loud.

  • Shawty

    Trying to get MORE coins messed up your current coins....silly wabbit!

  • HRH_DORIT

    He gave up the plot of his character dying a few weeks ago on his Instagram, stating he and Kai both die.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Let's just shorten it to a week.

  • CPA

    Who’s his lover?

  • hottlanta

    I do have a glimmer of knowledge of world history 2 understand n if he did walk up 2 a white jewish person n say brother they will have a fit. Aint nobody got time for u2 cut n paste about sons of abraham n the lost tribes if africa n the dna from duke university shows the linkage between the jews of africa n isreal okay. Aint nobody got time 2 read all of that. I am going 2 lunch. I stand by what l said.

  • ViolettaBliss

    The EGO can single handedly destroy everything in your life! This story just sounded way to Hollywierd to me . Just too conveniently checking all the boxes Homophobic hate crime, Racial hate crime, A noose, bleach and attackers screaming Maga? He should have kept is simple and hired two white guys dummy !

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Leeandra Daniels is a yt woman, LOL!

  • TMW

    And people haven’t been arrested and even convicted with manufactured evidence before? Ok ?? Kills me Trump hasn’t had anything to say about this until today, but was tweeting support within hours and had invited that kid he sees as “positively” supporting MAGA by disparaging Native Americans to the White House.

    As DL Hughley said, Trump is the president of the MAGA hat wearers. If you are not for him, you are against him, plain and simple. And he’s petty, so I don’t put anything past him.

  • TheWildChild
  • MJF

    How do you wake up one morning and decide to ruin your life and career all by yourself? Smh

  • TMW

    Good question. Better question is why??

  • shauna

    Actually the Jews don't consider you Jewish unless your mother is Jewish and since his mother is African American I don't know how he's not.

    And just out of curiosity, how do you know what informs his behavior?

  • what?why

    The Chicago Police Chief is right on target and he speaks the truth - it is shameful,

  • Wile E. Coli

    You're still not keeping up. The 'kid' didn't disparage anyone, hence the 250M lawsuit. That was proven false. The old idiot with the drum is a liar and a fake vet with an IQ of 20. Trump shouldn't say anything about this because it really isn't important at all. Not one bit. It's just fun to watch an idiot destroy himself. He DOES owe an apology to the people he tried to pin this on, stupid drama queen.

    DL Hughley is almost as smart as Jussie. He's just another foul mouthed racist that isn't really funny and will forever be on the fringes.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/38da0c8a164caf7951415ce45231ff1e2211a0acee6defd497b21b4d16bd901c.png

  • morenYAHdelsur

    B O O M ? ???

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    The ancestors are rolling in their graves! Shame on you Jussie!

  • Soon2BWife

    He sue would be with Kris behind him. They all are looking at Rob’s lazy ratchet woman loving behind like can’t you turn gay or sumthin to contribute to this family?

  • Logan Roberts

    Hopefully it's the end of this Scooby doo mystery.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    The true Israelites were black.

  • TMW

    Ok. My point is Trump jumped right into the middle of that, only because that kid had on a MAGA hat, and ignored a situation with a “celebrity” - until today.

    And I saw the video. And whatever proceeded that kid was in his face in his MAGA hat and his disrespectful behavior didn’t warrant an invitation to the White House...and wouldn’t have from any other President.

  • We Can Do This

    I guess he's been sheltered his whole life because he wasn't an ounce of slick.

  • Trey

    This clown really played himself

  • NeverSurprised

    Can one of the Chicago folks tell me how Supt. Johnson is viewed in the city? I was INCREDIBLY impressed with his press conference.. He was smart, articulate, professional, acknowledged the hard work of his detectives, and revealed a deep love for his city. He's looking like MAYOR MATERIAL to me. Am I wrong?

  • Soon2BWife

    Auntie Bertha told y’all it was a scheme and set up to bring y’all the BS from the get go! Her chair spin game is everything! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9a3c306790823410d63efcccedfcedfe765abe21772e03634fb2da0b201233bf.gif

  • Wile E. Coli

    I think we can all agree that Trump jumps into shit he has no business with. I

  • KLo

    That's one stupid MF .

  • NeverSurprised

    "it seems more likely that the brothers would be paid to lie about being paid by Jussie."
    -------------------------
    Time to take off the blinders. He paid them with a CHECK.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    your characterization of your brother sounds SO similar to the way my young gay friend describes some of his other gay acquaintances (not saying ALL, but not the first time i've heard this from folks who are very close to SOME gay men, especially when they refer to the younger ones)

    #Don'tTazeMeBro

  • MJF

    LMAO!

  • Scorpio
  • Rayscoty

    Jussie praying Beyonce drop an album tonight and stop the world.

    He need a minute to think...

  • Desi

    Does this man have any shame? This goes way beyond narcissism. He has a serious issue. A bloody socialpath. Why would he do this knowing the hard time blacks have with being taken seriously by law enforcement? He is sick if this is true.

  • NeverSurprised

    You have to know by now that you are making logical points, yet he/she simply can't keep up with your logic. Cut your losses.

  • MsSapphire9800
  • NewNew

    ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    self-delusion

  • KLo

    he earn 65K an episode on Empire and there;s 18 episodes.....that's some good $

  • Michelle

    A major bigot and racist, too.

  • Michelle

    Damn these comments poppin I just googled he paid w a check based on y’all comments, I can’t deal?? wow how dumb!

  • KLo

    i bet he wish this was a script he could wake up from

  • TMW

    I’m in the process of moving. I have no idea where my checkbook is. My daughter has written checks with my permission and signed my name. And is it really reasonable that he would write an easily traced check to orchestrate a crime? Why wouldn’t he just pay them in cash? Criminals are dumb, true, but that just makes no sense to me. His story doesn’t add up, but the Chicago police’s story doesn’t add up either.

  • tintin

    exactly that's over 1mil per season. but i guess with taxes it's a little lower but it definitely is a lot of money. he too damn greedy

  • NeverSurprised

    When did he get a raise to $65?. The last report I saw from 2016 was $20k per ep .

    https://www.newsweek.com/leaked-tv-star-salaries-reveals-big-pay-gap-between-white-and-minority-actors-506585

  • http://realitytea.com Harmony

    Nobody is more thrilled with this story than Donnie Trumpie. It takes the light off of him and the fact that it's almost Mueller Time. Soon we will see all the Jussie Smollett like shit he does on a regular basis.

  • TheWildChild

    Wonder ? if Lee Daniels still have the same ?energy?knowing his staff (including Lil' Gabby cause she is standing by dude) wages are inadequate? ? Jussie should've paid Dame Dash to get Lee to up his salary ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3e2e2b9559fe0aee53d8517c219ef5819b31706f08197d3d2d6f20fdf9deeab.png

  • TMW

    What??? Wow. Cutting my “losses” and blocking you. ??

  • MyNameIs

    I don't follow Tyler Perry on social media. Does he always post about missing people or did he just find a clever way to defend Jussie??? These damn celebs be getting on my nerves. They refuse to just take the "L" and go. Shoot...if I have to they can as well.

  • Kayke

    I’m confused as to why the brothers needed to be involved. The attack wasn’t to be recorded and wasn’t, and he inflicted his wound. What was their purpose? If you want to get away with something do it alone.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    But THIS was amateur! A 12 year old could have written a better story than this! Jussie must not be very smart.
    *still smh*

  • EasyBreezy

    I don't want to laugh at this. I really don't.

  • LYRICS

    Where is "Daddy Lee"?? I'm gonna keep asking until the ones who rode with this mo'fo speak up and RIDE again b/c all I'm seeing is "church mouse" reactions. Let the proverbial "guilty until proven innocent" and "I had no reason to believe he was lying b/c I know him" ish to commence b/c I think the ppl who believed him feel more shame than Jussie.

  • Kayke

    No it’s not. He’s been on TV since a child and reality starts get paid more than that. I understand the need for a raise, but not the way he went about it lol

  • Trace da Ace

    LMAO.....riiighhhttt

  • Wreckognize Game

    You’re right. Kim would be the one to say this too.

  • rory

    Just wow, I'd like to know more about what D. Trump has to say about the Coast Guard officer accused of wanting to kill everybody.

  • http://realitytea.com Harmony

    Very? How about, not at all.

  • Trace da Ace

    aww hell...you KNEW agent orange was going to weigh in.....smdh

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    This would have made for a good episode of Lie To Me. Such a great series. I am fascinated by the science behind body language. That's why the phrase actions speak louder than words is so accurate.

  • NewNew

    Wow meme, perfect for every occasion!

  • NewNew

    Wasn't this from a Trump rally when he said something ridiculous and this guy couldn't contain himself? That's where i remember first seeing this

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    prob not much more than he had to say regarding the crazy pipe bomb maker, who was his number one fan, LOL!

  • Trace da Ace

    hence why it took them so long to call....smdh....he is a good actor....but poor script writer....

  • TMW

    I thought it would have been sooner. He never keeps quiet about anything when “All hail MAGA” is invoked ?. And he has no impulse control, so the fact that he said nothing until today, FOR ME, says more to me than it doesn’t.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Scooby Doo is right!
    Wasted time from real crime in the city...

  • NewNew

    Shoot, any episode of any crime show on that network would have helped him with this scheme. Ridiculous

  • YellowSauce

    This is so ad ... He and his siblings have a legacy and he single handedly sabotaged all they worked for ... They may still love him but they have to be big mad right now ...smh

  • Trace da Ace

    well, well, well.....Jussie...in the beginning, I was riding hard for you.....sending my prayers and well wishes to you over this....but when your story starts to fall apart....then they bring in these 2 huge azz men who would have pummeled your simple minded ass into the ground.....then you show up with a cat scratch on your face......I CANNA! Let this be a learning curve for you.....you know good and damn well you was wrong for this...ALL OF IT....so now you must pay the piper (pun intended).....BYE BYE JAMAL.....

  • http://realitytea.com Harmony

    Like the presidency, right?

  • what?why

    He was definitely impressive - this is a role model!

  • Nik

    ?????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!!!!!!

    OMG, that would be hilarious if Dame got into the talent mgt game... he would be tenacious, ROFL!

  • YellowSauce

    is he Jamal? ..... lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    someone said Jussie chose a spot that he thot would be under camera surveillance.

  • Trace da Ace

    lol...yes..yes he is...or was...now he prolly aint on the show no more...

  • Judi Jupiter

    Yes. My parents, especially my Dad taught me the art of studying the body language and what and how people say things. People say I'm mean because I'm relatively quiet when I'm in their company for the first time. But I'm really listening and observing your movements to determine my next movement.

  • Scorpio

    https://media.giphy.com/media/e37RbTLYjfc1q/giphy.gif

    Jussie in the big house. The real fight. SMH

  • Nik

    ???

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • TMW

    ??

  • Michelle

    Don’t put the Jewish race in this, I doubt they’ll claim his crazy ass. This piece of filth is mentally disturbed and has nothing to do with race at all

  • Nik

    Self-delusion ruins people on so many levels. That's why when I pray I ask God to show me the real, starting with ME, so I'm not walking around here fooling myself.

  • Rayscoty

    Love and Hip Hop camera crew was with him when Chicago PD took him into custody this morning.

    Mona Scott is quick..One door close another will open..

  • Passion

    He’ll will be a rehab center by the weekend!

  • JazzyBossyJen

    It’s true he’s been found guilty...

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO this took me out!!!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    Keith Boykin is still making excuses and saying he HOPES it isnt true, and Van Jones actually had the nerve to call Jussie the "JACKIE ROBINSON" of black gay characters on tv. These people are out of their minds.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I tried to give the brutha 13% credit, Harmony.

  • Nik
  • TheWildChild

    Game proper ? Dame ? is a contender. I bet he got his money ? See Jussie should've ran up on Lee publicly and demanded his coins instead of pulling this Al Sharpton stunt. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d54f5af15b8607927bc31d93c23ada0f50df266526bd3992fd692aaca4fcce1.png

  • onelove

    that's a mug shot of a mental patient...boy go get help!

  • onelove

    i hope not!

  • onelove

    ROTFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Blak

    He didn't know the camera was facing the wrong way. The goal was to have the staged fight filmed as evidence with the understanding that they wouldn't get caught

  • Yoni7

    the art of studying the body language and what and how people say things.
    ________
    I am SO BIG on word play and key words.

  • NeverSurprised

    It was supposed to be photographed, but the camera in that spot was pointed in the wrong direction and apparently Jussie didnt know it, according to Supt. Johnson.

  • onelove

    WHERE YOU GET THAT FROM? I NEED...

  • Nik

    LMBO!!!! Outta here!

  • Passion

    This must have been a spur of the moment scam or they needed more than one practice run. He’s on sm and he knows how things work, he still carries on with the scam/lie.

  • Yoni7

    THIS earns a spot in the Dumbass Criminal section. Guess he was never taught to A.) KNOW your surroundings and 2.) Know your audience.

  • MsSapphire9800

    He is only concern with build his wall...a mother spoke on her daughter overdosing on pain pills he blamed it on the need for the wall. Like Mexico make our prescription drugs.

  • Blak

    This has nothing to do with Trump. This type of behavior along with the fake hysteria is part of the problem

  • Scromes1212

    This is almost over smh thank god

  • MsSapphire9800

    Don't blame cocaine for his ignorance....

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Lies & Lockup ChiTown

  • Yoni7

    He spent half of that RENTING OUT those Nigerians.

  • Scorpio

    https://giphy.com/

    Self Defense. LOL!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    The camera was turned the other way.

  • http://realitytea.com Harmony
  • Enoughsaid2020

    Dumb ninja. I know he was making this sh@#$t up!

  • Scorpio

    http://www.giphy.com

    Search Self Defense. LOL!

  • Scorpio

    Giphy website. Search Self Defense.

  • Yoni7

    So are they still saying Lee flewed the Nigerian's out after the attack?
    Where is the manager that heard everything?
    Where is the Subway sandwich?
    Where is Lee? I think Lee orchestrated the whole thing. PERIOD!

  • LYRICS

    Yous a damn lie too!! WHA'CHU'SAYIN'!! LMAO!! I really can't believe this ish.

  • Dun Dilly

    CORRECTION: I thought he did all to cover for a late night, below freezing, footlong cokkmeat sandwich hunt gone bad... I stand corrected. My bad.

  • YellowSauce

    HAHAHAHAHA

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    OK. Did Jussie SAY he did it for higher pay or is this the assumption?

  • CopperCutie

    Drama Queen....now he will be blackballed.

  • CopperCutie

    I thought the same thing! lol

  • TwitterFingerz

    This when you turn your head when somebody's mama outside whoopin them. Chile.....

  • Truth7981

    So where is Kanye from - Chicago
    Daughters name- Chicago
    Let's go a little deeper. When this mess was really hitting the fan all of sudden news dropped about The Kardashians possibly attempting to shift the focus. Y'all crazy if you don't see this mess. It was easy for Jussie to turn away from the black community because he is mixed. Him and his whole family riding that black wave, but I seriously doubt they really identify with being black. I am just disgusted.

  • TwitterFingerz

    Really lol!!!!!

  • ALLMINE?

    They're bi racial.. culturally they're "BLACK AMERICAN'.. racially I dunno..

  • TwitterFingerz

    Damn !!!!!

  • Truth7981

    And his family. Look on their gram. The comments are horrible.

  • ALLMINE?

    Whaaaatttt?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    lawd, seems the whole universe aligned against this stunt, LOL!

  • ALLMINE?

    ???? black folks are crazy

  • Truth7981

    I really feel bad for his family.

  • ALLMINE?

    ????? yall niggas going in today..?

  • ALLMINE?

    Look at his mugshot..lol he don't look remorseful at all

  • JazzyBossyJen

    All have turned comments off..smdhlol

  • ALLMINE?

    Yoooooo ??

  • ALLMINE?

    21 savage is the real role model

  • Truth7981

    Probably in the bed with Lee. My husband had success on the local entertainment scene in Houston. He would always tell me how down right awful it was. Most people gay.

  • bemetoo
  • jwoo250

    They very much Identify with being black. If anything they don't even Identify with being mixed at all. I love the Smollett family their actually great people. Not sure what's going on here though..lol

    There's one in every family and that one is Jussie.

  • jwoo250

    Lmao I just can not

  • Wile E. Coli

    One was a real incident, misreported by the anxious media and one was a hoax from a drama queen. I don't think Jussie will be suing anyone for $250M anytime soon.

    Good for Trump for standing behind a kid who did nothing but put up with an obnoxious old kook.

  • jwoo250

    Hell give me the 1.5 million I'll take it and be on my way..lol

  • Nik
  • Yoni7

    Not surprised.

  • ALLMINE?

    And his Jewish ancestors.. don't forget

  • wigmon68

    He spoke on it before today. He was asked in a presser about it a day or two after the attack allegation broke. He said how horrible the attack was.

  • ALLMINE?

    That's a lie

  • ALLMINE?

    This isn't true.

  • TMW

    Trump isn’t “speaking” on something if he isn’t tweeting about it. But ok.

  • TMW

    Yeah, I know I know “there are good people on both sides.”

  • Yui

    Sad though, coz it’s not their fault. ????? Oh well— lol

  • wigmon68

    Back track all you want, but he audibly said the words even though smollett has been, lets say, less than complimentary towards Trump.

  • ALLMINE?

    ?????

  • wigmon68

    Too Much Weed? trying to understand what the initials stand for.

  • ALLMINE?

    His pockets ain't deep enough to fight this..

  • hottlanta

    I just spit out my lunch. Yalllll r crazy.

  • TMW

    Dude, I didn’t backtrack on anything. Trump uses Twitter to announce policy changes before he even communicates it to his cabinet. Everyone knows that Twitter is his primary means of communicating, so stop.

  • TMW

    Whatever you want it to stand for. I don’t smoke though.

  • Navybeans95

    Aww...tink looks sleepy...now maybe since the lie is out he can get some rest in lock up...

  • Wile E. Coli

    You're like a bad meme.. repeating over and over again. With regards to the kerfluffle about the statues, there are good people on both sides. Live with it. But hey.. now that those statues are gone, everything is much better, right?

  • hottlanta

    Yep it is talk like that that got into his head as 2 where he thought he was all of that. Van told megan mcpain she was smart.

  • TMW

    ??

  • NeverSurprised

    ??????????
    Priceless!!!

  • hottlanta

    I bet monique said boy l understand u want what u r worth. But you didnt have to fake a crime. Just do a cross country bytch fest like l did n talk about them like a dog n someone will hire u sooner or later. That was just stupid.

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    money is a helluva drug

  • KcoolMuziq

    Jussie's pay is very low for his high profile role on "Empire", But his pay rate is THE SAME as all cast mates that play the siblings. They ALL were virtually UNKNOWN before the show.
    Taraji & Terrance(whom pay rate is very low for their starring roles) make the most because of their already well known status before the "Empire" show debuted.
    Taraji is definitely the one that should be making WAY more(which is why U see her in a new movie EVERY other month). Her role is EXHAUSTING!

  • hottlanta

    Monique said lee was cheap as hell. She said u aint paying me nothing n l gotta pay for my own international flight hotel n shyt 2 promote your movie for how many days. She said shyt lmma stay home with the kids.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    *huge clap of thunder* "Not Today..."

  • NeverSurprised

    If he "identifies" so much with being "black", why is he paying Todd Pugh, the lawyer who helped free Joseph Walsh, one of the white cops who covered up the Laquan McDonald SLAUGHTER? Someone who actually identified with the plight of bkack Americans would NEVER contribute to making Pugh richer.

  • TMW

    To my knowledge, he hasn’t said anything. ?????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!!!!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    This fool lost his job trying to get a raise. Duh!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    That statenent is based on what he told the brothers during the planning stage of the hoax. The brothers then told the cops.

  • YellowSauce

    I have a family member that lied about his mother dying ... and so after they ran into "the deceased" in a grocery store after her funeral he got fired ..... not sure why people do these things .... but they do

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    The Gay Jackie Robinson, The Gay Tupac??? He's not even the Gay Felix the Cat! They comparing b him to too many icons that he had no comparison to. UGHHH!

  • Trace da Ace

    thats it!!! take a 5 min break to reflect on this....meanwhile...I have laughed so hard now I have to pee....dammit!!! lmao

  • Rayne
  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins
  • JazzyBossyJen
  • Logan Roberts

    *Alexa play Caught Up by Usher*

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMBO! That context is even better! I hope this is true ?

  • bemetoo

    ????

  • bemetoo

    ???????

  • bemetoo

    Metoo???

  • Li-Wright

    Our network just announced salaries: Jussie was allegedly getting $20K per ep in 2016; Terrence and Taraji get $195K per episode. I think $20K is low, but you have agents to renegotiate salaries. I also think a motive was that he wanted publicity. Period.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Lee actually has nothing to do with the payrate the actors get on "Empire". The Fox network is the lowest paying network. But payrates for actors on sitcoms & dramas are based on their status as known actors. Each season the show is renewed their payrates can be negotiated for a raise.

  • Li-Wright

    Don't believe Monique. Please. She made a low-end independent movie that became a hit. Lee makes indie movies and he's like Woody Allen and Spike Lee. They don't pay big money, but you get fame and boost to your career. Like John Washington....BKKK made his name. If you don't like the salary don't make the movies.

  • Li-Wright

    @Kcool is right. Fox is the 4th network, they're not going to pay as much as ABC, CBS, NBC. The Big Bang show actors get $1Million an episode -- but that's negotiated based on a high rated show and residuals for reruns.
    Also, Empire is in reruns and the actors - if they negotiated well -- are getting more salary. I just bought a missed episode of Empire for $2.99 on AMZ and I'm sure part of that 2.99 went to the producers and actors.

  • Li-Wright

    He did it for several reasons: 1 - disappointed with his salary. 2 - the fake letter didn't get publicity. 3 - he wanted to raise his profile. 4 - he has a CD coming out in 2 weeks.

  • garrisonville

    WHY??? girl please take this down! LMFAO!!!

  • Dick Steel

    YO LYING NOW

  • Wreckognize Game

    ?Baa Baa black sheep

  • Dick Steel

    Yo is tarded

  • TMW

    I’m retarded, but you can’t spell “you” or use the proper tense of “to be.” Ok. ?? Get your insult game together DICK.

  • Li-Wright

    Additionally -- he was an unknown before the show and because of the show he was making many event appearances ($$) and club appearances. Maybe because he was gay he wasn't getting ACTING gigs...but he was a nobody before Empire. Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    AMEN.

  • mzwhang90210

    ??

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    Bruh, I kept holding my tongue on your situation but this aint cool. You had the innanets routing for you all accross the board. Your family was thinking your were a sane victim. when you really showed out like a fool. This is laughable and I am saddened that your mental defect got you out here creating a 3d pixar story. Fool.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    lmaoooooooo i can't breathe!!!!

  • Carla

    Jussie should be relieved, now. His "attacker" has been caught...

  • Desi

    Yeah, Terrance & Taraji were acting 20 years before him also. What an a**hole!!

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    bemetoo that post is hilarious......but all jokes to the sad I honestly can't believe this guy did such when career was on a great path...Will someone please help me understand this crap....There just has to be more to this story.

  • grenadiadrian

    Authorities: "Jussie, LOOK AT YA, BOY...

    GETTIN' READY TO TAKE YA DOWN BOY!" https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/188b163f8f4e2a71b0098128ca6f4b10b1b1b55f67677361a031b07c688ce468.gif

  • Kayke

    Ohhhhh! Smh ?????

  • shauna

    And what part would be the lie? His mother being a Black American woman or Judaism being a matriarchal religion/ethnicity? Why do you think Ivanka had to convert to marry her husband; he wanted his children to be Jewish which is only possible with a Jewish mother.

  • NeverSurprised

    Illinois State Attorney rep just finished a press conference at the courthouse. Incredible. Laid out the ENTIRE case .Disclosed ALL of the evidence provided to them by the brothers.

  • NeverSurprised

    Looks like all of the Smollett siblings are at the courthouse. All wearing dark glasses.

  • NeverSurprised

    Bail set at $100k.

  • ALLMINE?

    Culturally they all accept other..on paper they may not be jewish but at a party/business meeting theyre all jews..

  • NeverSurprised

    Crush of media surrounding the Smollett siblings as they leave the courthouse.

  • Victor Nathan

    LMAO....i just gave up my lunch watching this .

  • Victor Nathan

    Any pun intended?

  • Junkanoo

    A lot of these celebs are mentally off , I think Jessie was pulling the Hollywood stunts many of them use to g

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Whew chile! When George Stephanopoulos interrupted The People's Court this morning I knew the end was near for Juss-He-lies. To bad I had wait until I got home from my Dr.'s appt. to finally see the press conference. Now I'm ready to read the comments. It's sad that this spoiled brat went through all of this just because he wanted a raise in his allowance. WITEH?

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Why did I read this in old Otis's voice even before I viewed the gif???

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    After it's explained to you please explain it to me.???????????

  • Ghost

    And may we have your passport sir.....

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Right, I guess he never heard of Drake

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Have you ever heard of Drake?

  • Mister Fantastic

    Jive Turkey!

  • Ghost

    We have SEVERAL black girls/women missing! Folks are beginning to think we have a serial killer on the loose! Now that this charade is over...Chicago’s FINEST need to start beating the streets, looking at surveillance cameras and digging DEEP on these cases! Folks disappearing and he’s making up ?! Smh

  • shauna

    Well that's interesting that you say that as I've had Jews tell me point blank about people in their own families not really being Jewish since the mothers weren't Jewish. But as you say, "culturally they all accept other" whatever that means.

  • CopperCutie

    Of course lol

  • Ghost

    I was waiting for other Chicagoans to chime in and nothing but CRICKETS! So that’s a good answer to your question..? I’m not impressed...he got the job after the Laquan shooting. There has been other unsettling things that happened on his watch. Our current mayor is not running again. We are voting for a new mayor NOW....the press conference was probably interview practice for him because once a new mayor is elected I dont think he is going to last...HE IS DEFINITELY NOT MAYORAL material....in my opinion

  • JazzyBossyJen

    They have actual phone records of Jussie calling dudes minutes before the attack and after while in Nigeria...smdhlol

  • facingrealit1
  • facingrealit1

    Jussie is actually getting over 60k per episode. Approximately 1.2 million a year! He also had an album slated for release next month!

  • facingrealit1

    All of this is correct! Plus he HATES TRUMP and his supporters. And last but not least he also wanted to help kamala harris with her anti-lynching bill that had gone through the senate but was in the house for a vote!

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Agreed way to much attention from Chicago PD on this. Disorderly conduct charge? They had all the Rank and File Top Brass give Press Conferences. The police superitendent doesnt give press conferences on all the random murders and rapes in the city let alone a Disorderly Conduct Charge.This week there was a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois that most were not even aware of.Lets see the same investigative energy in stopping gang violence and black women being snatched of the street.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    LOL

  • Musiclover

    ? and he wanted even more ! Jussie should’ve called Oprah and asked to be on green leaf or something to make extra would’ve asked .
    I’m sure he had connects that would’ve helped him the right way.They way he did this was like he only got 2,000 an ep he was getting 60k per ep!!! Thats more than most people make in a year before taxes!!! Does he not realize how blessed he is,first major role and to be making money like that!

  • ALLMINE?

    Well I grew up around them..half of them are self haters as well.. they were cool growing up tho..

  • ALLMINE?

    They go around denying Drake? Ive never seen it

  • grenadiadrian

    #2K19CantGetRight

  • Jennifer

    How to successfully ruin Black History Month.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Jussie's salary is actually $65,000 per episode. The beginning of the show he was at $20K..Taraji & Terrence was last tabulated at $175K per episode. They make way less than their white counterparts that make double that.

  • Ghost

    ? ! We are in the mist of a mayoral election and frankly I believe this was about trying to keep his job...

  • TheOwley

    One million smackers per annum, how did he ever survive one that.

  • SmellyMel

    For Real!

  • facingrealit1

    Jussie should be charged with a hate crime as I'm sure this was more about his hatred of Trump and his supporters than him wanting more money.

  • Desi

    ???

  • Black Dynomiiiite!!!

    Lol!!

  • parisjok

    leave him alone. disgraceful how so much time is being put on this man and what he did or did not do just because he is a sort of celebrity. white men get away with so much more without hardly any publicity at all.