It’s a final decision. Actor Jussie Smollett will not be on the hit TV show, Empire for its final and 6th season. That’s a heartbreaker. Like so many others, I love Jamal.
Show creator, Lee Daniels admitted that Smollett’s bogus racial/homophobic attack was embarrassing. Smollett told police he was beat up in January by racists, but after an intense investigation, Chicago police determined that the attack was orchestrated by Smollett. They concluded, he did it, to get adoring attention from the public and possibly more money for his role as Jamal . I have to concur with Lee, this case is embarrassing.
But, wait a minute! Fans love Jamal! The character is talented, generous, supportive and determined. Jamal is the kind of person you’d want to have on speed dial. Don’t get rid of Jamal, Mr. Daniels. Fans need a Jamal. So, can we talk about Tevin Campbell? That guy can blow too! He hasn’t seen much of the national spotlight in the past few years, but I bet he’d be willing to accept the job. There is a 6-year age difference between Jussie and Tevin, but that’s nothing a little botox can’t fix. Keep in mind, Tevin has an amazing voice. His tenor voice possesses a four-octave range. Whew! With those pipes, I’m sure, we can to look forward to some awesome R&B on Empire that will fascinate us week after week.
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