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FOX's "Empire" - Season OneEmpire star Malik Yoba may have revealed that his co-star Jussie Smollett is actually gay off the screen.

During an interview with Black Film, Yoba had this to say:

I think that our show represents a huge opportunity to stay in the culture beyond entertainment value and there’s an intrinsic nature of you have the gay factor, right? So, obviously, Lee is gay. That was an important storyline for him. I think it’s important for people to see themselves. Even within the Black community. But if you aren’t really, really taking it off of screen and making it live in the community in a significant way…like I know Jussie, he is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community. He and I have a very close relationship.

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