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(CNN)Comedian Chris Rock ripped into Jussie Smollett with a series of jokes Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, where the star was chosen for his function on the Fox series “Empire.”
“What the hell was he believing? From now on I ain’t never ever gon na (state) no Jussie– you’re a Jessie from now on. You do not get the ‘u’ no more. That ‘u’ was regard. You do not get no regard from me.”
Smollett, who had actually been implicated by cops of staging a phony hate-crime attack on himself, did not participate in the awards reveal. He was chosen for impressive supporting star in a drama series for “Empire”– a function that might remain in jeopardy. Smollett has actually preserved his innocence and stated he has actually been “ constant and sincere
” considering that the legend started.
Prosecutors dropped 16 felony disorderly conduct charges versus Smollett recently after the star surrendered his bail cash and did social work. The choice to drop charges has actually caused extreme criticism from the Chicago #aaaaa, mayor and cops href=”https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/28/us/jussie-smollett-backlash-thursday/index.html” target=”_ blank”> outside district lawyers .
Smollett, who is gay and black, informed cops that 2 males assaulted him in Chicago on January 29 and shouted racist and homophobic slurs while striking him. Smollett stated the aggressors put a noose around his neck and put bleach on him, according to cops.
Chicago cops at first examined the case as a possible hate criminal activity, however they later on stated they thought the attack was staged by Smollett to strengthen his profile and profession.
“It’s Mr. Smollett who devoted this scam, duration,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson stated.