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Jussie Smollett

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Jussie Smollett made his first public appearance since his assault last week in Chicago and decided he had to clear a few things up for the good people.

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“I am not fully healed yet, but I’m going to, and I’m gonna stand strong with ya’ll,” he said. “I had to be here tonight, y’all. I couldn’t let those motherf–kers win. So I will always stand for love. I will never stand for anything other than that. Regardless of what anyone else says, I will only stand for love and I hope that you all stand with me.”

He revealed that he was driven to see a doctor but that he wasn’t hospitalized. He suffered bruises but he didn’t break any ribs. But, he fought back … and he’s the gay Tupac.

Wait, the gay Tupac?! Aight Jussie!

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