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Jussie Smollett Makes His First Public Appearance Following Chicago Attack

Empire star, Jussie Smollet takes the stage and let’s her light shine bright following hate crime attack. Saturday night (February 2nd) Jussie stood tall as he took the stage to do what it is he loves and that frees his soul, perform his music.

Since Tuesday’s vicious attack against the actor and R&B singer, this is his first public performance. He performed in WeHu at the Troubadour in West Hollywood in front of a packed audience of about 400 or more fans. As he performs he addresses the Chicago incident and goes on to say:

"I had to be here tonight. I couldn't let these motherf*****s win."

Although Smollett’s friends and family urged him not to perform Saturday evening, the actor was determined, telling his fans:

The most important thing I can say is ’thank you so much, and I’m OK.’”

“I will always stand for love, I will only stand for love.”

He wraps up the show by asking fans for solidarity with a call to action about being black, gay and proud! He says, “I’m not fully healed yet, but I’m going to be,I’m going to stand strong with y’all.” The audience goes wild with positive reactions.

As Jussie leaves the venue, his bruising and marks from the attack are still visible. A few days ago we reported the attack where Jussie told cops he was walking home from a Subway around 2AM before 2 men hurled homophobic and racial slurs at him, attacked him and screamed "MAGA country." The investigation is still open and we will keep you updated as the stories develop.

You can’t hold Jussie down and we as fans are right here to hold him up!

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