The State Of The Culture crew sat down to debate Jussie Smollett's highly-publicized assault. Joe Budden begins by summing up the case: Jussie Smollett "was allegedly brutally attacked just lately in Chicago by 'MAGA terrorists.' They broke his ribs, they put a noose about his neck, they poured bleach him and referred to as him derogatory names. The FBI is on the case now however it has confirmed letter was beforehand despatched to a FOX studio that contained threatening language and a powdery substance mentioned to be Tylenol."
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His co-hosts supplied their insights citing the latest improve of hate crimes within the United States and the way incidents involving celebrities are sure to realize extra consideration regardless that related occasions are always occurring to others. The proven fact that the authorized authorities haven't launched video proof of the assault, nonetheless, was referred to as into query.
Budden expressed probably the most skepticism. He couldn't envision a black man holding a noose round his neck for 45 minutes after being attacked in such a way. He additionally mentioned the observe despatched by FOX regarded doubtful too "like some bullsh*t I noticed in Austin Powers." The rapper clarified that he does consider the assault occurred, however he questions the context contemplating his mistrust for Hollywood.
"Famous wealthy folks, when dangerous issues occur they usually need to cowl the story as a result of well-known folks to fuck shit typically like people," Joe remarked, "You cowl the story to guard your picture, your likeness and your profession."
He fears the story could also be preying on the feelings of the neighborhood, a priority that was beforehand voiced by Azealia Banks. "I am ready for footage. Just present me footage and I will shut the fuck up," he added.