“Empire” on Fox is the runaway blockbuster television series of the year, by far, and an instant cultural phenomenon that’s captured the American imagination. With the increased shine on the show, the ever-growing legion of fans’ curiosity in the cast members has also grown.
Jussie Smollett’s character Jamal is a young musician who is struggling emotionally to come to terms with his homosexuality amid the hostility exhibited by his TV father Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard. The intrigue in his personal life was ratcheted up when Smollett gave an ambiguous answer when asked if he was also gay in real life on “Sway in the Morning” radio show:
“I’m not willing to confirm or deny anything. I live my life. I don’t hide anything, I just don’t choose to talk about my personal life.”
That was sufficient for fans who exhibit a ravenous appetite for the drama and shocking twists and turns that “Empire” provides
But then fellow co-star Malik Yoba answered whether Smollett is actually gay during his recent interview with Black Film.
Hit the flip to see what Yoba had to say: