Jussie Smollett has spoken out about a tweet that hinted that he’s leaving Fox’s “Empire.”
The actor and singer spoke with Entertainment Tonight this week and kind of danced around whether his character, Jamal Lyon, will pass away after being shot in last week’s episode.
“It’s handled in a beautiful way. It’s all love. I think there’s gonna be some tears. But there’s also gonna be a lot of happiness. So it’s okay. It’s gonna be great. It’s a phenomenal finale. All questions will be answered Wednesday on Fox.”
He joked that the creator, Lee Daniels, has even been getting death threats if Smollett leaves the show.
He also added in a statement via E! News, “I sent out a tweet and apparently it got fans spinning, that’s all I can tell you about that. Listen, I mean it’s all love and everything will, you know, all come together in the season finale and all will make sense. All of the questions will be answered, the holes will be filled, and the ribbons will be tied in a nice little bow.
See the tweet that caused the drama below.
Don’t miss the season two finale of Empire tonight (5/18) on Fox at 9/8c.