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Queen Latifah Stands By Jussie Smollett Despite Accusations

Despite all the accusations, memes and conspiracy theories about Empire actor Jussie Smollett and his alleged claim that he was a victim of a racial and homophobic attack, Queen Latifah says, "Until somebody can show me some proof otherwise, I'm going with him."

The legendary rapper turned actress and producer, sat with Zainab Salbi on the Yahoo News show "Through Her Eyes" and was asked, "Should we decide to be compassionate with someone like Jussie Smollett right now?"

She responded reluctantly with, "The guy I’ve seen has always been someone who cares about people, who cares about others, and who’s very kind and who’s always been cool and sweet. And that’s just the guy I know. So until I can see some definitive proof, which I haven’t seen yet, then, you know, I gotta go with him until I see otherwise.”

Queen Latifah plays Carlotta on Fox's hit show Star, which is a sister show to Empire starring Taraji P. Henson, Terrance Howard, and Jussie Smollett. Her friendship with Smollett is clearly not easily torn by all of the accusations thus far. Check out her full response below to form your own opinion. Do you agree?


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