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Despite the Rumors, Jussie Smollett Will Not Be Returning to Empire

Despite the Rumors, Jussie Smollett Will Not Be Returning to Empire

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When news broke about Jussie Smollett‘s alleged attack, he received an outpour of support until police flipped the script and said they believe Smollett staged the whole thing.

They even allege that his motive was to increase his celebrity profile. That clearly didn’t work out for him and many believed that there wouldn’t be a chance his career would be able to be revamped.

Variety reported that the writers for the show are plotting on Smollett’s character’s return to Empire with an expectation that he’ll be back towards the second half of the season.

Jussie Smollett in Court
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Well, show creator Lee Daniels made it crystal clear that it is not happening.

“This is not factual,” Daniels tweeted. “Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire.

Jussie Smollett, who has played Lucious’ musician son Jamal since Empire debuted in 2015, was written out of the final episodes of Season 5.

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Jussie Smollett Returns To Court To Enter Formal Plea
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When the show was renewed for Season 6, the network extended his contract but said there were “no plans” to bring him back.

Smollett’s final Empire episode saw Jamal get married to Kai, but didn’t definitively write off the character.

Jussie Smollett Returns To Court To Enter Formal Plea
Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Empire returns for its sixth and final season Tuesdays this fall on Fox.

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