Jussie's got Queen Latifah rooting for him.
Jussie Smollett's claims of being a victim in a racist attack in Chicago quickly turned him into the suspect after the Empire actor was accused of staging the horrible event. "How can an individual who’s been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in this city in the face by making these false claims?" Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
After many acts clapped back at the actor for his alleged staging of the attack, one household name has come forward to announce that she's standing by Jussie until she's proven otherwise that it was staged in full.
"The guy I’ve seen has always been someone who cares about people, who cares about others, and who’s very kind and who’s always been cool and sweet," Queen Latifah told Yahoo series Through Her Eyes. “And that’s just the guy I know. So until I can see some definitive proof — which I haven’t seen yet — then, you know, I gotta go with him until I see otherwise.”
She added: “I don’t even know what to make of it [...] All I know is that I hope everything works out in the end and everybody basically comes out unscathed.”