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#Empire star, Jussie Smollett, goes off on fan who makes gay slur directed at him

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By Rickelle Lee
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Anyone who watches “Empire” knows Jamal Lyon isn’t anyone to mess around with. With a father like Lucious (Terrence Howard), Jamal is no one’s punk, even if he happens to be gay. A case of life imitating art, or vice versa, Jussie Smollett is no slouch either.

 

Easily one of the friendliest stars in Hollywood, Jussie Smollett actually spoke to Hip Hop Vibe at the NAACP Image Awards. During the interview, he spoke on his scenes with Alicia Keys and playing Jamal. It was a very open and honest conversation, albeit brief.

Despite Jussie Smollett’s kindness, or perhaps because of it, sometimes people feel the need to try him. Recently, he shared a photo on Instagram of him riding with Deray McKesson, to which a fan replied with a tweet saying the two engaged in a sexual act. This set Smollett off, as he insulted the fan and said his father may have gotten into it with him though.

Read the Twitter exchange below:

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Follow Rickelle Lee on Twitter @rickellelee_.

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