Connect with us

Music

“Empire” drops Jussie Smollett for Season’s Final 2 Episodes

BellaNaija.com

Published

 on

Jussie Smollett

In the wake of Jussie Smollett‘s arrest, his character “Jamal” has now been dropped from the last two episodes of the current season of TV show Empire.

A statement jointly released Friday by the executive producers of the show, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Gazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer confirmed the decision to remove the role.

The executive producers of the show said the decision was to prevent further disruption on set.

“While these allegations are very disturbing, we’re placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out,” a part of the statement read.

“We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of “Jamal” from the final two episodes of the season.”

The Empire show is presently in its fifth season.

Jussie Smollett turned himself over to the police after allegedly lying that he was attacked by two persons hurling homophobic and racial slurs.

Police are claiming the actor staged the attack due to dissatisfaction with his pay.

 

8 Comments

  1. toyin

    February 23, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Bellanaija! why why in God’s name did you change the layout? it’s so difficult to navigate especially on mobile devices. also one cannot see the number of comments on each news item which is what sometimes informs what the reader reads or not.please in God’s name revert to the former layout. thanks

    • Smh

      February 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

      Plus there are no likes on comments, the layout is ****, jeez!!!

    • Ezinne

      February 24, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      Gosh I hate the layout. White background is fine but my favourite features are gone. Just headlines no feature images, no more liking comments, I hoped we could even get a dislike button but nooo, they take it all out. There are no demarcation between posts. This is an annoying mess. The yellow background.. Lord Bella, did any research go into this decision?

    • Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

      Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

      February 25, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      Hiya

      Thank you for your comment.
      The new layout was implemented so our readers can have a great experience on the platform.
      We, however, appreciate your feedback. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll keep updating to ensure a seamless experience for our BNers.

    • Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

      Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

      February 25, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      Hiya

      Thank you for your comment.
      The new layout was implemented so our readers can have a great experience on the platform.
      We, however, appreciate your feedback. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll keep updating to ensure a seamless experience for our BNers.

  2. Baybie

    February 23, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    This guy just ruined his career with his own hands. So bad!

    1
  3. omgosh

    February 24, 2019 at 3:51 am

    akatas are self destructive

  4. Ezinne

    February 24, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    So there are demarcations but it’s almost greyed out. Too much information on the home page, like!! Too much information!!! What do you want me to read exactly? Which posts are most recent, why am I seeing posts I read 2 or 3 days ago? Sheesh ez

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Cabo Verde Airlines launches Flights to Beautiful Visa-Free Cape Verde

Star Features

Advertisement
css.php