'Empire' Star Comes Out To Ellen And Says There 'Is No Closet'


"Empire" is the hottest new show on television, and Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the program, stopped by "The Ellen Degeneres Show" to talk about his newfound fame.

Smollett plays Jamal Lyon on the show, an openly gay singer. After Smollett's regular interview with Ellen, he stopped her backstage to follow up on the topic of his sexuality.

He didn't exactly come out and say it, but Smollett heavily alluded to the fact that he, like his character, is gay.

Smollett said,

He then went on to joke by saying,

So, there you have it. You can see Smollett's chat with Ellen up above.

Citations: Empire Star Jussie Smollett Comes Out (Huffington Post)