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Jussie Smollett Gets Candid On ‘The Breakfast Club’ / Talks Music, Sexuality, & ‘Empire’ Ups & Downs

Published: Wednesday 16th May 2018 by Sam

Jussie Smollett may be known to most as Jamal Lyon from hit FOX series ‘Empire,’ but he’s also a musician in his own right.

With the recent release of debut album ‘Sum Of My Music,’ the multi-gifted talent stopped by ‘The Breakfast Club’ to promote the set.

More than a standard press slot, Smollett seized the moment to share his views on a host of topics including the fight to release music and the layered legalities attached to that, the nuances sexuality in the media, and much more.

A great, insightful sit-down. Check it out after the jump…

Really interesting, especially the parts about the can’s and can’ts surrounding ‘Empire’ and his own music pursuits.

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  1. LC May 16, 2018

    He try’s to be so deep. He dismisses being gay so much to be black . Meanwhile the average black brother and sister don’t care for him because he is gay. Go back to sleep with that woke mess. The people you are defending are not defending you gay black man.

    • SMH May 16, 2018

      Good point, even his character on ‘Empire’ kinda does the same thing. Which is why I can’t take him on that show anymore.

    • Alexandria May 16, 2018

      I think he’s cute. Too bad he plays for the other team lol. Thw problem with many black gays is that they want their favs to act and say things exactly how they would or they wont suport. Beyonce is probably a black gay fave because they do not know her real personality so they are ablento project their idea of personality on her. Jussie has this grimlin charm thing going on and I think it is good he is doing other things outside of the show so he is not typecast. Congrats to all the Empire cast for getting renewed and special congrats to Jussie, Taraji, and Terre nice who keep getting projects outside of the show.

    • Guest May 16, 2018

      Tries 🤦🏾‍♂️

    • malcolmxxxx May 16, 2018

      Sexuality isn’t the center of everyone’s life. Some of transcend beyond that. I’m gay and black and i’ve never felt the need to talk about my sexuality so much. It’s the smallest part of MY life and it might be the same for his also. As for being black – this is something i think about a lot more. Not everybody lives their life with their sexuality at the forefront of their mind friend.

  2. China May 16, 2018

    This girl. The first 2 seasons of empire where we were FOOLED to think this girl had talent but later found out SHE has the vocal range of a SHEEP. The Music thing is a wrap stick to Gay Clubs and acting hunnie

    • malcolmxxxx May 16, 2018

      He’s doing what you could NEVER, because you’re stuck in a box sis! FREE YOUR MIND baby girl

  3. Ryan May 16, 2018

    This dude is so blah like no star power whatsoever he’s being forced down our throats and it doesn’t even taste good. After his career is over ( Empire) he will be forgotten. Not impressed and stop with the horrible singing and acting

  4. JasmineIsTrash May 16, 2018

    His music is trash, and if it wasn’t for empire he would still be sucking d*ck behind the gay club at 3am….

  5. StarXavi May 16, 2018

    Commenters appear to be very pressed lol

    • Guest May 16, 2018

      Yes!

    • Keith May 16, 2018

      I was about to say the same thing. I listened to the interview and i thought Jussie came across as credible. Its simply a shame that black gay men like us are forced to choose when we are clearly impacted by carrying two much despised identities. I like Jussie and wish him well…

  6. 👧 + ✈ = 💀 May 16, 2018

    Issa bottom

  7. malcolmxxxx May 16, 2018

    Why are y’all so mad? What do yalll want this man to be/ how do you want him to come across. Would it make you motor comfortable if he was a little more flamboyant? I wasn’t expecting all of this shade in the comment section but it proves that the black gays are DOOMED. *sighs

  8. DanYiel Iman May 16, 2018

    Whenever it’s a Homosexual/Lesbian why is how they have s** SO IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO ARE STRAIGHT?!!🤔

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