Ledisi‘s giving Jussie Smollett a rave review as a first-time director, but more importantly — she’s going to bat for him as a human being … no matter what everybody else thinks.
The R&B artist and actress is starring in Smollett’s upcoming film, “B-Boy Blues,” and he or she has nothing however glowing phrases for his debut behind the digital camera … telling us she had a really enjoyable time filming.
Ledisi additionally says she didn’t assume twice about signing on with Jussie — and doesn’t imagine different actors did both — as a result of she loves him and he’s all the time been there for her. She provides … “He’s a good human. He means well with everything he does.”
Of course, we needed to ask if she hesitated … bear in mind the January 2019 incident through which he allegedly staged a hate crime.
Though Ledisi clearly helps Jussie, she doesn’t say he DIDN’T do what he’s accused of. Instead, she tells us … “He does good work. People make mistakes, and they do things around the wrong people.”
She goes on to say Smollett’s doing the best factor now by specializing in his work and insists his coronary heart’s in the best place.
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Ya gotta assume Jussie will recognize his star’s type phrases, however he may take situation along with her implication he made a mistake. As we’ve reported … he nonetheless insists the “attack” was not a hoax, and says he has new proof to again it up.
Smollett remains to be dealing with legal prices and a civil lawsuit from the City of Chicago … so he’ll get an opportunity to current his case.