Candace Owens Rips Cardi B, Calls Her The ‘Jussie Smollett Of The Hip Hop World’

Conservative commentator Candace Owens called Cardi B “the Jussie Smollett of the hip hop world” after the Bronx rapper documented an incident involving herself, her husband Offset, her cousin, the Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD), and a crowd of Trump supporters. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, on Saturday afternoon, the three were driving through […]

Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Attackers Change Their Mind, Say They Won’t Testify Against The Actor

Abel and Ola Osundario have had a change of tune and now say that they’re no longer willing to testify against former Empire actor Jussie Smollett. The two brothers once claimed that they were paid $3,500 to stage an attack against Smollett, who claimed that in January 2019, he was attacked by two men making […]

Jussie Smollett Trends On Twitter After NASCAR Says A Noose Was Found In Bubba Wallace’s Garage

Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett is in the news once again, this time alongside NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace. NASCAR confirmed that Wallace’s crew found a noose in the driver’s garage on Sunday, and right-wingers have been promoting the assertion that the driver put it in place himself, as The Inquisitr previously reported. Wallace, who is […]

Jussie Smollett’s Attempt To Get Charges Thrown Out Rejected By Illinois Supreme Court

Jussie Smollett‘s attempt to have the charges against him thrown out has been rejected by the Illinois Supreme Court. The court ruled that Smollett would have to stand trial on charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against him, according to Fox News. The court also ruled that the special prosecutor focused […]

Jussie Smollett Makes Rare Statement About New Charges: ‘It’s Fight Or Die At This Point’

Jussie Smollett wants people to hear his side of the story amid renewed charges for allegedly staging a hate crime. As he was leaving Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, the former Empire actor made a rare statement to TMZ proclaiming his innocence. “It’s definitely frustrating,” Smollett said. “It’s fight or die at this point.” […]

Osundairo Brothers Say They Are Praying That Jussie Smollett ‘Builds Up The Courage’ To Come Clean

Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett is in legal trouble yet again after being hit with new felony charges for lying to police about an alleged attack that occurred last year. Abel and Ola Osundairo are the two brothers who say Smollett paid them to stage the attack. Now they are calling upon the actor to […]

Wendy Williams Says Jussie Smollett’s Career Is Over: ‘He’ll Never Work Again’

It appears Jussie Smollett’s legal battles are far from over. The Empire actor was indicted earlier this week on six counts of disorderly conduct for staging his own hate crime and lying to the police about it. During a recent episode of The Wendy Williams Show, host Wendy Williams expressed her opinion that the city […]

Donald Trump Jr. Calls Out Jussie Smollett, ‘Decent Actor But Not A Good Writer’

Donald Trump Jr. was one of the first to publicly question disgraced actor Jussie Smollett‘s story about an alleged hate crime that he was a victim of in January 2019. Now, the presidential son is speaking out about the confusing case yet again, calling the former Empire star a “decent actor but not a good […]

Jussie Smollett Still Facing Lawsuit From City Of Chicago For Allegedly Faking Hate Crime Attack

After being indicted by Chicago prosecutors for allegedly staging a hate crime attack against himself, Jussie Smollett is now facing yet another battle. According to Fox News, the city of Chicago isn’t going to drop its lawsuit against the actor to recover the costs associated with the investigation related to the attack. Yesterday, Smollett was […]

Jussie Smollett Sues City Of Chicago, Claiming Malicious Prosecution

The Jussie Smollett-Chicago scandal continued on Wednesday after the former Empire actor filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming their prosecution against him caused “humiliation, mental anguish and extreme emotional distress.” According to The Hill, the lawsuit is a counterclaim to the city’s case against him claiming he filed a fraudulent police report over an […]

Donald Trump Attacks Jussie Smollett And Chicago: ‘Afghanistan Is A Safe Place By Comparison’

Donald Trump appeared in Chicago on Monday to speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference, where he attacked Jussie Smollet and the city of Chicago. The president said that the city was a worse place to live than Afghanistan, and criticized the Empire actor for beating up “himself” and blaming it […]

Jussie Smollett Returns To Social Media After Chicago Attack Controversy With Heartfelt Tribute

Jussie Smollett has been absent from social media for months in the wake of accusations that he staged an attack against himself in Chicago earlier this year. But the former Empire actor has finally decided to return, and he did it by paying tribute to his sister. According to The Blast, Smollett posted a series […]

Jussie Smollett Claims He ‘Hasn’t Lied About A Thing’ While Clapping Back At Troll

Former Empire star Jussie Smollett is hitting back at a hater in the wake of the drama surrounding his alleged attack back in January in which he claimed he was targeted as part of a hate crime on the streets of Chicago. The star made his position very clear in a comment posted to Instagram […]

Jussie Smollett’s ‘Empire’ Exit Explained By Fox Exec

Fox recently revealed that they will be handling Jussie Smollett’s Empire character, Jamal Lyons, in a creative way. Following the announcement that Smollett will not be returning to the show for its sixth and final season, Fox has been mum about how one of the central character’s absence will be explained when the show returns […]

Jussie Smollett Googled Himself Dozens Of Times After Alleged Hate Crime

Last week, the Chicago Police Department revealed that in the wake of the alleged hate crime involving former Empire actor Jussie Smollett, someone Googled the actor’s name 57 times. This information was determined by analyzing web browsing history. At the time, law enforcement did not specifically state the name of the person doing all this […]

Web Browsing History Shows That Those Involved With Smollett Attack Googled His Name 57 Times After Attack

At this point, there are so many layers and so much confusion surrounding the Jussie Smollett case that special prosecutors have been called in to take a second look and try to get to the bottom of things. Official documents released by the Chicago Police Department reveal that those who were involved with the case […]

Jussie Smollett Got A Text From An Osundairo Brother After Attack: ‘Say It Ain’t True’

Jussie Smollett got a text from one of the brothers accused of staging the shocking attack with the actor wishing him well and confirming that the news was true. According to Page Six, Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo sent Smollett a message shortly after he was allegedly assaulted. “Bruh say it ain’t true,” he wrote on January […]

Police Release Graphic Jussie Smollett Video Of Star Wearing Noose Around His Neck

On Monday, nearly 70 hours of footage from hundreds of files regarding Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate crime attack had been released by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). From among the findings taken via a CPD body cam was footage showing Smollett wearing a noose around his neck. Possibly the most daunting of all the footage, […]

‘Empire’ Actor Bryshere Gray Arrested On Misdemeanor Registration Charge

Yet another Empire actor has been arrested. This time it is 25-year-old actor Bryshere Gray who spent time in police custody in Chicago. Gray plays the little brother of Jussie Smollett’s character on the Fox television series. He was pulled over last Thursday and found to be driving a 2014 Rolls Royce with a license […]

Jussie Smollett Celebrates Birthday On Instagram Months After Hate Crime Scam

Jussie Smollett is choosing to spend his 37th birthday on a positive note. The former Empire stars shared his third Instagram post with his 5.2 million followers on Friday as the actor and singer posted a photo of himself as a baby. Smollett’s smaller version is beaming as he looks to the camera. Under the […]

‘Empire’ Creator Lee Daniels Says He Is ‘Beyond Embarrassed’ By Jussie Smollett Scandal

Empire co-creator and director Lee Daniels recently opened up about the recent Jussie Smollett scandal. In an interview with New York magazine’s Vulture, Daniels discussed Smollett’s downfall following allegations that he lied about an alleged hate crime committed against him in January. Daniels initially expressed support for Smollett and issued a statement in support of […]

Jussie Smollett Breaks Social Media Silence, Making First Instagram Post In Four Months To Celebrate Pride

Following all of the drama that surrounded him over the past few months, Jussie Smollett has finally reemerged on social media. Prior to the new post, the last image that was posted on his account came back on January 29, with Smollett posing in jeans and a white button-down shirt. That same Instagram post also […]

‘Empire’ Creator Shuts Door On Jussie Smollett Returning

Fox announced in April that its series Empire would return in the fall for one more reason, which will be its last. Per The Inquisitr, it was announced at the time that there were “no plans” to bring back the show’s embattled co-star, Jussie Smollett, but that the network had extended his option, leaving the […]

Jussie Smollett’s Prosecutors Struggled To Explain Why They Were Dropping Charges, Newly Released Docs Show

Prosecutors in the Jussie Smollett case struggled to explain to the public why they were dropping charges against the Empire actor, newly released documents show. On Friday, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx released more than 2,000 pages of documents related to the controversial case, in which the actor was first accused of staging an […]

Donald Trump Says Jussie Smollett’s Allegations Were A ‘Hate Crime’ Against MAGA Country, Wants Apology

Donald Trump is sounding off on the Jussie Smollett case, saying the Empire actor’s allegation that he was attacked by Trump supporters was a hate crime against MAGA country. The actor had claimed that he was attacked by two men in Chicago who spouted hateful epithets at him and shouted their support for Donald Trump. […]

‘Empire’ Renewed, But Jussie Smollett Probably Won’t Return

Following the months-long saga of Jussie Smollett, his accusations of a hate crime on the streets of Chicago, the charges that he faked said hate crime, and the sudden dropping of those charges, it now appears that Smollett is out of a job on TV. Per The New York Times, Smollett’s TV show, Empire, has […]

Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx To Appear In Court Over Handling Of Jussie Smollett Case

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has been subpoenaed to appear in court due to her handling of the high-profile, highly controversial Jussie Smollett case. Foxx is due to attend a hearing over her handling of the case after retired appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien subpoenaed her, along with her top deputy, Joseph Magats. The documents […]

Jussie Smollett Makes TV History In What May Be His Last ‘Empire’ Appearance

In an episode for the history books, Jussie Smollett made what could be his final appearance on Empire. The embattled actor’s character Jamal wed another black man for the first gay, black wedding in TV history, according to The Blast. Kai, played by Toby Onwumere, and Jamal were wed on Wednesday evening in a historic […]

‘Empire’ Cast Publicly Campaign For Jussie Smollett To Return For Season 6

The cast of Fox’s Empire is speaking out about the actor Jussie Smollett’s future work on the show. According to TVLine, many cast members released an open letter that claimed they wanted Smollett back on the show next year for Season 6, showing their support for their co-star. The letter was signed by actors Terrence […]

Lee Daniels Says He Is ‘In Conversation’ About Jussie Smollett’s Fate On ‘Empire’

TMZ caught up to Lee Daniels to confront him with a frequently asked question – whether or not Jussie Smollett will remain on Empire. When asked if there was still a place for Smollett on the show, Daniels’ answer was short – though he did give one. “That’s the conversation we’re having right now.” Daniels […]

Osundairo Brothers Sue Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers For Defamation

The two brothers allegedly involved in the attack against Jussie Smollett are suing the actor’s lawyers for defamation of character. Surprisingly, the brothers aren’t suing the actor himself, though they claim that he “directed” the staged attack, according to The New York Times. Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo filed a lawsuit against Smollett’s lawyers Mark Geragos […]

Jussie Smollett Is Anxiously Awaiting Wednesday Evening’s Episode Of ‘Empire’

Jussie Smollett may have avoided jail time but he’s still a long way away from repairing the reputation he had before his drawn-out legal saga. The Empire actor was a suspect for months in what the Chicago Police Department believed to be a falsified hate crime. He previously claimed to be the victim of a […]

State Attorney Kim Foxx Called R. Kelly A ‘Pedophile’ And His Lawyers Are Not Having It

On Tuesday, State Attorney Kim Foxx’s text messages with staffers were released. In these, she calls embattled singer R. Kelly a pedophile. Kelly’s lawyers got wind of the news, and they aren’t impressed. According to TMZ, Kelly’s attorney — Steven Greenberg — called her language “outrageous”. Foxx texted with staffers on March 8 on the […]

Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx Called Jussie Smollett ‘Washed-Up Celeb’ Before His Charges Were Dropped

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx labeled Jussie Smollett a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” in a series of texts exchanged with fellow prosecutor Joe Magats just two weeks before all charges against the Empire star were dropped. Foxx, who recused herself from the case, spoke to Magats about the Smollett case and […]

Chicago Just Sued Jussie Smollett To Force Him To Pay For Their Investigation

The City of Chicago just filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett in order to recover the costs associated with the attack he claims he suffered. According to The Chicago Tribune, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration went to court on Thursday to force the actor to reimburse the city over $130,000. The civil lawsuit, which was filed […]

Kim Foxx Has No Plans To Resign Despite Public Backlash Following Jussie Smollett Case

The controversial Jussie Smollett case has been one of many twists and turns which seem to just keep coming. The former Empire actor was previously charged for filing a false police report after claiming he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack. Smollett, who is both gay and black, had the support of […]

Embattled Prosecutor Kim Foxx Defends Decision To Drop Charges Against Jussie Smollett

Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx is standing by her controversial decision to drop all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, saying that he did not receive any special treatment in the case and hinting there may be an ulterior motive for her critics. Smollett became the center of a nationwide controversy when police in Chicago said he […]

Terrence Howard Reportedly Owes Over $140,000 In Back Taxes

In light of Jussie Smollett’s impending six-figure lawsuit, fellow Empire star Terrence Howard may be falling into financial trouble as well. According to official records retained by The Blast, the State of California Franchise Tax Board claimed Howard owes $143,538.61 in outstanding taxes for 2010, including interest and penalties for being overdue. The Board slapped […]

Jussie Smollett Fires Back After Chicago Prepares To Sue Him For $130K

Jussie Smollett’s lawyer responded to the city of Chicago’s threat to sue the actor by saying that the actor “will not be intimidated.” In the letter, Smollett’s legal team suggests that they may counter-sue the city for defamation if it moves forward with the suit to collect the $130,000 payment to cover investigative costs that […]

Taraji P. Henson Confirms Jussie Smollett’s Return To ‘Empire’ Next Season

During an appearance on The View Thursday, Taraji P. Henson addressed an often-asked question about the future of Empire and Jussie Smollett’s status on the show, reports Decider. Smollett was written out of the final two episodes of the drama’s fifth season after being charged with fabricating an alleged attack in January. Henson confirmed the […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ & Chris Rock Can’t Resist Making Fun Of Jussie Smollett

The attorney general for Cook County may have dropped all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett, but that doesn’t mean he’s off the hook – at least not in the court of comedy. According to reports in The Hollywood Reporter, both Chris Rock and Saturday Night Live had a go at the actor for his […]

Eddie Johnson Laughs Out Loud When Asked To Apologize To Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett has seemed to dominate just about every news cycle since he claimed to be a victim of a hate crime in January. The former Empire actor said he was walking alone in downtown Chicago when he was attacked in what appeared to be a racist and homophobic altercation. The story later shifted, as […]

Jussie Smollett Ordered To Pay Back $130,000 To Chicago For Wasted Time — Actor Offered $10,000

Actor Jussie Smollett may have had all charges dropped against him, but the Empire star may still suffer a major hit to his wallet. After he claimed that he was attacked in an incident of racial violence, things ended up turning against him with the idea that he made up the whole thing. During his […]

‘Will And Grace’ Star Sean Hayes Slams Mike Pence And Jussie Smollett At GLAAD Media Awards

Will & Grace actor Sean Hayes was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 30th GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday, and he used the occasion to address a couple of well-known media figures, according to Deadline. After Hayes accepted the award from his friend and Oscar-winning actress Allison Janney, his acceptance speech got […]

NAACP Awards Host Anthony Anderson Hopes Jussie Smollett Wins Days After Charges Dropped

The mysterious case of Empire actor Jussie Smollett took another twist this week. On Tuesday morning, the announcement was made that the prosecutor in his alleged staged attack case had dropped all 16 charges against the actor. It’s fortuitous timing, of course, given that this weekend is the NAACP Image Awards ceremony, for which Smollett […]

City Of Chicago Demands Jussie Smollett Pay $130K To Help Pay Overtime To Cops After Faking Attack, Per ‘TMZ’

Jussie Smollett continues to face a mountain of backlash after charges were dropped earlier this week. The most recent party to slam the actor is the City of Chicago, who is requesting that he pay back some serious dough after leading the Chicago Police Department on a wild goose chase. TMZ shares that the Chicago […]

Charles Barkley Says Jussie Smollett Case Will Have ‘Serious Repercussions’ For The LGBT And Black Communities

Charles Barkley has often joked about the Jussie Smollett case, but this time he took on a serious tone to discuss how its outcome could possibly affect minorities in the future. During an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, the NBA legend said he believed that the case would bring serious […]

City Will Bill Jussie Smollett For Police’s Time, Chicago Mayor Says

Following the news earlier this week that all charges have been dropped against Jussie Smollett in what authorities have described as a faked hate crime, the political and police establishment in Chicago have been extremely vocal about their disapproval of the situation. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke earlier this week about wanting to sue Smollett, […]

Jussie Smollett’s Lawyer Suggests Attackers May Have Worn Whiteface

Jussie Smollett’s attorney Tina Glandian told NBC’s Today that the reason the actor couldn’t identify his alleged attackers is that they may have been in whiteface. Glandian clarified that the Empire actor wasn’t being misleading when he said his attackers were white because he could only see one of the assailants, who was covered in […]

Twitter Explodes At Donald Trump’s Vow That DOJ And FBI Will Investigate The ‘Outrageous’ Jussie Smollett Case

Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Thursday that he planned to have the FBI and the Justice Department take a look at the Jussie Smollett case, and people aren’t having it. As The Inquisitr previously reported, the president vowed to have federal investigators examine the situation because he believed it makes America look bad. Trump […]