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Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Comes Out as Gay

Jussie Smollett has come out of the closet…although he is adamant that he was never in the closet according to Black America Web.

During a guest appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the actor who plays Lucious Lyon’s gay son Jamal on Fox’s hit drama “Empire” came out publicly as a gay man.

“There’s never been a closet that I’ve been in. I don’t own a closet, I got a dresser, but I don’t have a closet…I have a home and that is my responsibility to protect that home,” he told Ellen.

The 31-year-old chose not to speak about his personal life during the main interview for the daytime talk show, but asked Ellen to film a special sit-down chat with him backstage shortly afterwards.

He then spoke openly about his sexuality, saying, “It was really important to me to make sure that it got across that there is no closet.” … click here for more details.

Thick Baddie Sophia Body Cuddles Up to Safaree, Rocks His Chain

Nicki Minaj has pretty clearly moved on to Philly spitter Meek Mill after splitting from her boyfriend of 10 years, Safaree “SB” Samuels. While the two are on decent enough terms to wish each other well on what would have been their 11th anniversary, SB reportedly has moved on as well … click here for more details.

Shekinah Jo Puts T.I. On Blast, Reveals He Kicked Her Off “Family Hustle” Last Year

According to Madame Noire, they can’t really tell you where things went 100 percent left with T.I. and Shekinah Jo but when things were sour between Tiny and her husband, for some reason, he kept taking verbal jabs at Shekinah, claiming she was “a hater to education” and ‘joking’ about her intelligence. Madame Noire even asked Shekinah in a recent interview how she felt about the comments he made:

“Correct yourself and the people. I don’t take a jab at him ever. I don’t jab at him. When he give out whatever kind of comments he give, I never respond. You never see me go off. You never see any of that. Let’s get that right: I don’t take jabs at him. I don’t know why he takes his jabs, you have to ask him, baby. Oh I heard, because I blubber over the English language and I’m a hater to education? Let me address that: I’m very educated. I have a GED. It might not be enough for you guys but I’m blessed to have it. I have a cosmetology degree that’s updated and accurate. Mkay? I did my thing, so a hater to education? You don’t really reply to things that don’t involve you…but I don’t have a problem with Clifford Harris. He’s my friend’s husband and he takes damn good care of her so I’m happy for that.”

Well, she certainly has a problem with him now … click here for more details.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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