Jussie Smollett releases new song, discusses court case
- "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has released a new song
- The song discusses his court battle and the injustices inflicted upon him by the system's disbelievers
- The former "Empire" star is currently out of Cook County Jail
Jussie Smollett, the controversial actor-director-singer posted a stream-of-consciousness song to Instagram on Tuesday, discussing his court battle and the injustices inflicted upon him by the system's disbelievers.
In the song "Thank You, God," Smollett provides a Drake-like interpretation of what's on his mind. “Some people chasing that clout / Just remember this … this ain’t that situation / You think I’m stupid enough to kill my reputation?” Smollett does a rap. He also criticises those who don't believe his story of being attacked on his way to Subway at 2 a.m. on a cold night in Chicago in 2019.
Smollett vows that one day he will be able to sit down and discuss with his supporters, and he gives a shout-out to "D.L.," probably CNN anchor Don Lemon, one of his main defenders.
The former "Empire" star is currently out of Cook County Jail while appealing his conviction for staging the incident. On March 10, he began serving his jail sentence after being sentenced to 150 days in jail and 30 months of probation, as well as $120,106 in restitution to the city of Chicago and a $25,000 fine.
Jussie Smollett is a well-known American singer and actor. He began his career as a young actor in 1991, appearing in films such as "The Mighty Ducks" (1992) and Rob Reiner's "North" (1994). In 2015, Smollett portrayed singer Jamal Lyon on Fox's drama series "Empire", a role that was hailed as groundbreaking for its favourable portrayal of a Black homosexual man on television. Smollett also appeared as Ricks in Ridley Scott's science fiction film "Alien: Covenant" (2017) and as Langston Hughes in "Marshall" (2017).