The curious case of Jussie Smollett has left many scratching their heads, offering up theories on what ultimately went down. While some have taken a hardline stance of "money = get out of jail free card," there are many who believe that justice has been served, especially given the hateful nature of the alleged crime. Counting themselves among the latter camp is singer Ne-Yo, who took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt reflection on the Smollet saga.
"I wouldn’t be real if I didn’t admit that I ALMOST let them convince me of something my spirit was telling me was wrong," he begins, alongside a picture of a truth-seeking Jussie. "In the time we did spend together, he proved to be a genuine guy. Not clout hungry, not even on that “celebrity” shit. Just real and regular folks, passionate about his craft."