The story which keeps getting worse is getting worse. Jussie Smollett has really stepped in a big pile of shit …or he is the victim of the biggest conspiracy to hit a celebrity since Beyoncé faked her pregnancy. TMZ has new information for us and none of it is good as it seems the case is about to be judged by a grand jury, and he is also going to be on Empire a whole lot less. When it rains it pours, eh sis?
TMZ says that a grand jury is going to hear the details of the attack that Chicago PD reportedly believes Jussie faked. We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors from police leaks, and none of it looks good for Jussie. After questioning those two ripped Nigerian brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, the narrative that Jussie orchestrated his own attack began to really hit the internet. There had been tons of different stories about what was going on before then, but after questioning the brothers the police decided they had enough evidence to suggest that Jussie was an “active participant” in the attack. Police sources also say that Jussie rehearsed the attack with the Osundairo brothers.
Now we’re hearing that after raiding the brother’s apartment, police found a bunch of magazine clippings and are checking to see if those have anything to do with those threatening messages Jussie was getting before the attack. Jussie also declined to sign complaints against the brothers after learning they were suspects, saying he knew them and “felt bad”.
A grand jury will reportedly hear all the evidence the police collected early next week and decide what legal recourse there will be for Jussie, since he would have filed a false police report, which is a felony.
And that’s not all, Jussie is also getting written out of Empire in a big way. TMZ says that Jussie was supposed to be in 9 scenes and have a big musical number in the second last episode of the season, currently being shot. But after all this, 5 of his scenes have been cut, the musical number is cut, and Jussie’s remaining 4 scenes are cast scenes so he’s not even going to be focused on. Instead of working every day this week, Jussie will only work on Friday “and possibly” Thursday. Apparently the scripts have been getting changed like crazy in the last 24 hours to deal with the growing scandal.
Jussie, Jussie, Jussie… what a mess. I keep hoping that he was telling the truth and this was some kind of high-key conspiracy involving spies and wires and teleportation, but I feel like I shouldn’t hold my breath. I feel like the only good thing to come out of this was me following those ripped Nigerians on Instagram but like, at what cost?