Jussie told Essence:

I understand the backlash. They have something to compare it to now. But this isn’t a show about happy endings. It’s messy and wild and emotional and complicated and f*cked up but it’s worth the ride. It will pay off. Don’t stop watching.

Everyone, no matter their age, race or sexual orientation can relate to the underdog.

Everyone has felt misunderstood and counted out – some of us more than others – but we all know that feeling and that’s what Jamal represents.

In other Jussie Smollett news, “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” star Milan Christopher addressed rumors he and the “Ready To Go” singer are dating.

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