Early this morning, it was reported that Empire star and R&B singer Jussie Smollett was hospitalized after being attacked by two white supremacists who spewed homophobic and racist slurs as they poured bleach on him and tied a noose around his neck. Smollett did fight back, but sustained injuries, including a fractured rib. He has since been discharged and is reportedly in good condition.
Several celebrities have spoken out against the attacks while sending their love and prayers to the "Freedom" crooner. Atlanta-bred rapper and activist T.I. penned a fervent message in light of the attacks. The "Live Your Life" rapper wrote, "it’s a disgusting f**king shame we continue to allow this sh*t to happen to OUR PEOPLE with no recourse," he began.
While "prayers are great," T.I. feels hateful action such as this requires reciprocity. Peep his sentiments in entirety below.
We wish Jussie a swift recovery— emotionally, mentally and physically.
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