Actor and singer, Jussie Smollett has performed for the first time after he was reportedly assaulted in Chicago last Tuesday.
“I had to be here tonight. I couldn’t let these motherf*****s win.”
“And above all, I fought the fuck back,” he said to cheers. Then he paused and said, emphatically but with a laugh: “I’m the gay Tupac.”
Police are investigating whether he was the victim of a hate crime.
Jussie told police the two men – who attacked him in Chicago earlier this week – made reference to “MAGA” (Make America Great Again).
The slogan was used by Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential campaign.