While many have turned their backs on Jussie Smollett after he was arrested for filing a false police report and was accused of lying about his racist and homophobic attack, one celebrity still has his back.
Queen Latifah told Yahoo News Through Her Eyes on Tuesday that until there is concrete evidence proving he lied, she will continue to believe the Empire star.
“Until somebody can show me some proof otherwise, I’m going with him. Cause the guy I’ve seen has always seen has always been someone who cares about people, who cares about others, and who’s very kind and who’s always been cool and sweet. And that’s just the guy I know,” the Oscar nominee stressed.
“So until I can see some definitive proof — which I haven’t seen yet — then, you know, I gotta go with him until I see otherwise.”
When talking about Jussie’s case and the pressure to stay grounded in Hollywood, she was clear, “I don’t even know what to make of it.”
“All I know is that I hope everything works out in the end and everybody basically comes out unscathed.”
As we previously reported, Jussie is engulfed in controversy after accusing two men of attacking him during a late night in Chicago. In January, the actor told police he was punched in the face, had bleach poured on him and he suffered a bruise on his face. He also accused the attackers of yelling, “this MAGA country n*gger” and putting a noose around his neck.
However, last month Smollett was arrested and charged on a felony charge of disorderly conduct after CPD claimed he hired two acquaintances – brothers Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo – to help him stage the assault.
The actor and singer is currently out on $100,000 bond and is due back in court March 14 on a felony charge of disorderly conduct. In addition, he has also been suspended from Empire.
Smollett continues to claim that he did not make up the attack.
Kevin Hart Sent Jussie Smollett 'Prayers' After Attack, Twitter Snapped Off
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Shut up remember you said words don’t hurt and that folks were to sensitive go away with your fake caring pic.twitter.com/8SHl0hRSWn— Kathia Woods (@kathia_woods) January 30, 2019
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Meanwhile, let your own son be gay tho...gtfoh pic.twitter.com/WDmSnWfoeE— Kellee Nicole Terrell (@kelleent) January 30, 2019
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Given what we’ve seen so far, I fully expect the men who attacked Jussie Smollett to score a sit-down interview with Ellen at some point in the next few weeks. Maybe it will be a roundtable discussion with Kevin Hart.— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) January 29, 2019
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This is your reminder that Kevin Hart was given a publicity tour to declare that being an ally to LGBTQ folks is not his life's goal or dream and that he's done apologizing. This is your reminder that his jokes reflect actual attitudes that produce what happened to Jussie.— Dana White (@ItsDanaWhite) January 29, 2019
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Kevin Hart just posted a pic of Jussie on his IG, and tagged Jussie in his message of sending prayers...Black Jesus doesn’t listen to ashy midget homophobes....🙄🙄🙄🙄— Corey Bu-Shea (@coreybking) January 30, 2019
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Yo, lemme know if I'm taking this a step too far... But Jussie Smollett's attack is exactly why Kevin Hart's statements and nonsense were not acceptable and why black gays weren't just being "sensitive."— Jarrett (@jdadams112) January 30, 2019
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When I scroll thru instagram and see Kevin Hart posted about Jussie pic.twitter.com/rYGnqJkuLJ— Shanye West (@eazyduzPITT) January 30, 2019
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kevinhart fixed his fingers to type anything about the jussie smollett hate crime??? the man who said he’d beat his son if ever played with a dollhouse and has continuously expressed discomfort with gay people. why do these people never realize they’re part of the problem? pic.twitter.com/q7JtcIpwj6— 🧸 (@athenasancestor) January 30, 2019
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Yes, we have to do better... but how’s that gonna happen when it’s not your “life’s dream” to be an ally to your Queer & Trans Black kin? The prayers aren’t preventing the racist & homo/trans-phobic violence from being perpetrated. https://t.co/XJwIvV1hgN— Steven Canals (@StevenCanals) January 30, 2019
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Wait... how you... ?!?! pic.twitter.com/PUtzUkZfyV— sʇɹǝqoɹ ʇʇoɔs uıʌןɐɔ (@calvinscottrob) January 30, 2019
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Delete this before God sees it and smites you.— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) January 30, 2019
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Interesting.... pic.twitter.com/QcB7pUbKzr— Patrick Thee Stallion (@PziddyStallion) January 30, 2019
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Pseudo Sympathy. Just stop— Sirenic Chaos Demon (@DaedalusUnbnd) January 30, 2019
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Oh this should go without saying, what happened to Jussie Smollett is why Kevin Hart jokes like “I’ll beat my son if he’s gay” should go as extinct as the dinosaur. Shit ain’t cute.— Justin Carter (@GigawattConduit) January 30, 2019
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This is so TONE DEAF.— Astrid 🖖🏾 (@LuhAstrid) January 30, 2019
And it's wild because you made a. Homophobic joke in relation to beating the gay out of your son, but don't realize how that logic perpetuates crimes against men like Jussie
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jussie smollett’s attack reminds me of the whole kevin hart saga, they are never ‘just jokes’, neither are gay people “just too sensitive” - that kind of rhetoric is the foundation in which that scale of violent attack is built.— ex-gay through jesus christ (@heisdope_) January 29, 2019
Queen Latifah Stands By Jussie Smollett ‘Until Somebody Can Show Me Some Proof’ was originally published on hellobeautiful.com