Jussie Smollett has released the official music video for his powerful single, “Hurt People,” from his new album, Sum Of My Music.

The visual was shot on location in Johannesburg and Soweto, South Africa in 2017.

Here’s what the “Empire” star would like you to take away from video:

I hope and pray this visual will both entertain and inspire. The theme of tolerance and love was completely inspired by Nelson Mandela and the triumphant spirit of the people of South Africa and all African nations that lives within all of us regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.

This is an anthem for every person that is ready to break the cycle of hurt people hurting people.

Watch the video below.



See Jussie Smollett when his Sum Of My Music Tour comes to your town:

April 20  – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

May 7 – Cologne, Germany, Luxor

May 8 – Frankfurt, Germany, Zoom

May 9 – Berlin, Germany, Lido

May 10 – Cannes, France, VIP Room

May 17 – Oakland, CA, Complex

May 19 – Long Beach, CA, Long Beach Pride Festival

May 20 – Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room

May 21 – Los Angeles, Roxy

May 25 – Philadelphia, Coda

May 26 – Washington, D.C., U Street

May 27 – New York, SOB’s

May 29 – Atlanta, The Masquerade (Hell)

June 1: Houston, Satellite Bar

June 2 – Austin, Empire Control Room

June 3 – Dallas, Deep Ellum Art Co

June 5 – St. Louis, Old Rock House

June 8 – Cleveland, Grog Shop

June 9 – Milwaukee, Milwaukee Pride Festival

June 10 – Chicago, Subterranean

June 12 – Detroit, El Club

July 7 – New Orleans, Essence Festival

Do you plan to see Jussie live?