"Empire" Is A "Hip-Hop Game Of Thrones" According To Jussie Smollett


Empire returned from its mid-season break last night, and it did not disappoint fans. Last years mid-season finale ended with a cliffhanger that threatened to send one the shows biggest stars to prison. That star, Jussie Smollett, sat down with ABC Radio to talk about what fans should expect from his character, and the show as a whole, this season. 

“With Jamal, he’s definitely going through it… He needs a vacation. He needs a staycation. He’s just going through it, man," explains Smollett. His character kills f his mother's former lover, played by Taye Diggs. “He accidentally killed Angelo DuBois]! So that sucks. But, he’s also dealing with the effects what’s happened to his family.”

Smollett also teased fans on what to expect from his crazy on-screen family this season. “We’ve seen… everything that the Lyons] went through… the things that may frustrate us or annoy us or, ‘God why can’t they just be happy?’,” stated Jussie. “Now we start to see them, still with] the same amount drama, still the same amount craziness, but at least, with each other, all five Lyons] are finding a kind a middle ground.”

“Sounds like Game Thrones. This is hip-hop Game Thrones. That’s Empire,” opines Smollett. With the amount bodies dropping on Empire, he might be right.