Jussie Smollett Says He’s ‘Pissed Off’ in First Post-Attack Interview


The full interview will air on Thursday's "Good Morning America."

In the 2 weeks since Empire actor Jussie Smollett was attacked in Chicago, the Internet has been swept up within the reported crime. Many have despatched messages of help to Smollett, some have commented on what they understand as unusual and deceptive particulars in regards to the case, and Smollett has remained comparatively quiet.

But now, Smollett has given his first interview for the reason that assault. Helmed by ABC’s Robin Roberts, the interview will air on Good Morning America on Thursday morning. The interview will deal with the assault, the following police investigation and the social response to the information.

In an early clip launched from the interview, Smollett stated he was "pissed off" and spoke about his frustration with those that declare he fabricated the assault to realize fame. "It's like, you recognize, at first, it was a factor of, like, 'Listen, if I inform the reality then that's it, 'trigger it's the reality,’" he stated. “Then it grew to become a factor of like, 'Oh, how are you going to doubt that? Like, how do you -- how do you not consider that? It's the reality.’ And then it grew to become a factor of like, 'Oh, it's not essentially that you simply don't consider that that is the reality, you don't even need to see the reality.'"

Recent stories from the Chicago Police Department present that Smollett handed over his official cellphone information, however that police discovered the closely redacted information “inadequate” and requested for extra. Smollett’s group issued an announcement following the assault, reiterating the actor’s dedication to discovering the perpetrators and his “constant and credible” story.

Watch Jussie Smollet’s full interview with Robin Roberts on Thursday at eight a.m. ET on ABC’s Good Morning America, and take a look at an early clip beneath: