If you watched Wednesday night’s season finale of Empire (May 11), then you’re aware of what exactly went down concerning the character, Jamal Lyon. But if you’ve yet to view the high stakes episode, then let us warn you to ex out of this page after this sentence.
The middle Lyon brother ended the season on a cliffhanger as to whether or not he was assassinated. To shock fans a little bit more, the actor who plays Jamal, Jussie Smollett, tweeted out a statement that’s leading viewers to believe he’s gone off the show for good.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time w/ @EmpireFOX. I love you all. Truth. Time 2 make a record & some movies. #Empire 🌹 pic.twitter.com/xeCONIhAlE
— Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) May 12, 2016
But according to Entertainment Weekly, fans won’t have to mourn Smollett’s alleged departure from the mega hit program. The site states that he’s still under a contract with the television show.
Since Empire‘s debut in 2015, the show has raked in millions of viewers each week, making it one of the more successful shows in primetime television to date.