New Video: Jussie Smollett – ‘Freedom’ [Starring Tika Sumpter & Cynthia Erivo]

Published: Wednesday 10th Jan 2018 by Rashad

Just days after unveiling his official, long-awaited debut single ‘Freedom’ (as we reported here), ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett has unleashed its stunning accompanying music video.

Directing the clip alongside revered choreographer/creative director Frank Gatson, Smollett tapped actresses Tika Sumpter and Cynthia Erivo as its stars to portray a loving couple who are simply enjoying every moment of life and each other.


Taking to our friends at Complex, Smollett beamed over the visual:

“This video is about love. I wanted to show two people doing the everyday things that every single couple does. I see nothing but beauty through the eyes of these characters we’ve created. I hope everyone else does as well. Love is freedom. Freedom is love. Enjoy!”

And “enjoy” is just what we did.  We know you will too:

Beautiful performance to say the least! We expect great things from Smollett!

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  1. Credits January 10, 2018

    The song does nothing for me but the visual is moving. I’m getting a ‘San junipero’ vibe from this. Oh and as soon as I saw Tika sumpter’s name, I was sold. And sevyn streeter, I see you 👀

  2. Jacob January 11, 2018

    He be a little too deep for me far as music but he s cutie

  3. DanYiel Iman January 11, 2018

    Whenever I see “Freedom” I think of Beyoncé song…

  4. Ocean January 11, 2018

    The video is better than the song …

    The Trey songz ad-lib needs to be left alone in real life. It’s cute on Empire

  5. Mary January 11, 2018

    Amazing Song and Video… Jussie is a great director.. He is smart to have Frank Gatson as his creative director. That man has been in the show business for 30 years or more… This must be Jussie Smollett and June’s Diary’s year.. Congrats Jussie – beautiful video. I can’t wait to see what you did in South Africa..

    When is the album coming out? FREEDOM! love it.. Tika & Cynthia are so amazing.


  6. XYZ January 11, 2018

    Wow, That Song was boring

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