Jussie Smollett performs after alleged attack
Actor and singer, Jussie Smollett has performed for the first time after he was reportedly assaulted in Chicago last Tuesday.
Jussie Smollett was blunt, emotional and defiantly determined on Saturday night at a southern California concert, he told the crowd before singing a note that he had to go on with the show because he couldn’t let his attackers win.
“I had to be here tonight. I couldn’t let these motherf*****s win.”
“And above all, I fought the fuck back,” he said to cheers. Then he paused and said, emphatically but with a laugh: “I’m the gay Tupac.”
Police are investigating whether he was the victim of a hate crime.
Jussie told police the two men – who attacked him in Chicago earlier this week – made reference to “MAGA” (Make America Great Again).
The slogan was used by Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential campaign.