Jussie Smollett hit up Good Morning America to discuss detail by detail about the alleged hate crime he experienced while going for a 2am food run in Chicago. Jussie talks about the attack, and the people ( including us) that doubt his story.
Before we move along any further here at Rapped Out believe Jussie was attacked, but the details are very inconsistent. Jussie did NOT deserve to be attacked, and if our doubts are wrong we will apologize. See why we doubt his story here
Jussie Smollett understandably upset while he discussed over the recent events that changed his life talked about how not only he was upset about the hate crime, but the social media attacks accusing him of lying. Even his neighbors said they think he is missing a few parts to his story.
“At first it was a thing of like, ‘Listen, if I tell the truth, then that’s it — cause it’s the truth,'” he said. “Then it became a thing of like, ‘Oh, how can you doubt that? Like how do you not believe that? It’s the truth.’ Then it became, ‘Oh, you don’t believe this isn’t the truth — you don’t even want to see the truth.'”Jussie Smollett discussing his attack for the first time via Interview
The Empire actor says he went on a late night food run to Walgreens thinking it was 24 hours, and while he was on the phone with his manager he heard someone yell “Empire” at him.
“I didn’t answer — I don’t answer to ‘Empire,'” he said. “I kept walking, and then I heard, ‘F—t ‘Empire’ n—r!’ Then I asked, ‘What did you just say to me?'”
Smollett said he saw his masked attacker, who he claimed said “This MAGA country n—r” as he punched Smollett in the face. Smollett says he punched the attacker back.
“It was very icy,” Smollett recalled. “We ended up tussling by the stairs, just fighting, fighting.”
The Jamal Lyon actor says there was a second person involved kicking him in his back, but that he only saw the second attacker as the assailant he beganrunning off.
“Then it just stopped and they ran off, and I saw where they ran,” Smollett said, adding that his phone had been in his pocket but had fallen out — and that Moore was still on the phone and had heard the attack. Smollett says he told Moore that he’d been jumped, and it was then that Smollett looked down and noticed a rope around neck.
Chicago police requested Smollett’s cell phone records because he stated he was on the phone with his manager at the time of the event , and at first Jussie refused saying that he couldn’t be without his phone longer than 7 hours.
Three days ago Jussie Smollett provided a PDF file of his phone record , but police said were “insufficient” because they were heavily redacted.
Smollett said, “They wanted me to give my phone to the tech for three to four hours. I’m sorry, but I’m not going to do that. I have private pictures and videos, my partner’s numbers, my costars’ numbers … I don’t know what that’s going to be to hand over my phone.”
Jussie also said that if he had said hi attackers were Muslim, Mexican or Black that people would probably believe him. But that isn’t the case for use. The story just is very inconsistent, and doesn’t seem to add up. I digress.
See why some are doubting his claims below:
After police had declared the records insufficient, Smollett’s crisis manager Chris Bastardi told Fox News that Smollett
“is the victim here, which has been stated by the Superintendent of Police … Jussie has voluntarily provided his phone records from within an hour of the attack and given multiple statements to police. Chicago PD has repeatedly informed us that they find Jussie’s account of what happened that night consistent and credible. Superintendent Johnson has been clear from Day 1 that Jussie is a victim.”
Bastardi told Fox News that any redacted information was “intended to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high-profile individuals not relevant to the attack. We are continuing to work closely with the Chicago PD and remain confident that they will find Jussie’s attackers and bring them to justice.”
As far as the rest of incident, Smollett told “GMA,” “It felt like minutes, but was probably 30 seconds honestly. I started screaming, ‘There’s a f—knig rope around my neck!’
I hope we are wrong because I’m rapped out.