Chris Rock Rips Into Jussie Smollett at NAACP Awards

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The producers of the 50th NAACP Image Awards told comedian Chris Rock to not make any jokes about Empire star Jussie Smollett, but the iconic comic could not help himself. Smollett has been surrounded by controversy with people believing he faked an attack to garner sympathy, but he continues to plead his innocence. He was recently cleared of charges of fabricating an attack by the Chicago police department, but that didn’t stop Chris Rock from forming jokes last night.

They said no Jussie Smollett jokes. Yeah, I know,  I know. What a waste of light skin. You know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair? My career would be outta here! I’d be f*cking running Hollywood. What the hell was he thinking? From now on … you’re ‘Jessie’ from now on, you don’t get the ‘u’ no more. That ‘u’ was respect, you ain’t getting no respect from me

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Jussie Smollett was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” for his role as Jamal Lyon on Empire, but he decided to not appear at the event at the last moment.