Jussie Smollett's felony case brought on a divide amongst the general public, particularly inside America's Black group. Many individuals are condemning the alleged liar, whereas many others are displaying unwavering assist. Quincy Jones seems to land someplace within the center.
The music icon was requested to touch upon Smollett's predicament. Jones appeared nearly aloof as he responded whereas signing autographs, hardly trying up on the digicam that captured his picture.
Quincy & Jussie's Sister, Jurnee Smollett (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
When requested whether or not Jussie may ever be forgiven, Jones recalled assembly the actor when he was solely a toddler. "Yes, 'trigger I like him," he shared. "I met him when he was four-years-old." Quincy was fast to search for and add, "He's silly although."
Then got here the point out of Smollett's profession. Jones didn't hesitate to predict the entire destruction of the younger man's skilled trajectory, tearing down a possible comeback. "That's the way in which it really works, man," he supplied. "Today, the data goes so quick. You cannot get away from it."
Smollett has already been dropped from the present that lifted him to mainstream recognition, minimize out of this season's final two episodes. Empire creator Lee Daniels is entertaining the concept of maintaining the narrative intact by merely casting another person within the position of Jamal Lyon.