There were rumors spreading that the “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was nominated for the NCCP image award. However, that turned out to be only speculations from those who saw him as a hero after orchestrating his own hate crime hoax and getting away with no charges from the Chicago Police Department.
On Saturday, the 50th anniversary of the Image Award took place and according to Chris Rock, the NCCP did not allow for anyone to make any Jussie Smollett jokes. Yet that did not stop the comedian Chris Rock from spewing some jokes about the “Empire” actor.
“I guess I got to present an award that says ‘no Jussie Smollett jokes,'” begin the comedian, “Yes no Jussie. What the hell was he thinking? From now on, I ain’t… you are Jessie from now on. You won’t even get the ‘U’ no more. That ‘U’ was respect. You ain’t getting no respect from me.”