‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett was the victim of a homophobic, racist attack that left him hospitalized.
According to reports, Jussie was brutally attacked by two men who beat him up, put his head in a noose and screamed, “This is MAGA country.”
The incident went down around 2 AM Tuesday in Chicago, and according to one report, 2 men wearing ski masks placed a noose around Jussie’s neck during the attack. ThatGrapeJuice.Net says Jussie had recently received a creepy letter with cut out letters spelling, “You will die black f**.”
Law enforcement sources tell us Chicago PD is investigating the incident as a battery.
We know Jussie was admitted and treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after the attack, but he’s already been released.
Chicago PD released the following statement regarding the attack: