Jussie Smollett had the internet going crazy yesterday after he posted a tweet talking about how he was possibly leaving the cast of Empire. Now the truth is coming out and it looks like he may in fact still be on Empire next season.
We’re not sure how it’ll turn out for him (we may learn his fate on the finale next week), but Jussie’s tweet last night had fans believing he wouldn’t be returning. he said:
From the sounds of it, he is seemingly announcing his exit from the show. Or, he’s simply saying he’s had a great ride so far and since the cast has wrapped filming for the season, he’s using his break before next season to record music and make movies.
He does have a record deal with Columbia, afterall.
Today, Entertainment Weekly reports Smollett is not leaving the show because he indeed remains under contract. However, his reps nor the show’s reps have commented.