Ledisi‘s giving Jussie Smollett a rave assessment as a first-time director, however extra importantly — she’s going to bat for him as a human being … no matter what everybody else thinks.
The R&B artist and actress is starring in Smollett’s upcoming film, “B-Boy Blues,” and she or he has nothing however glowing phrases for his debut behind the digital camera … telling us she had a really enjoyable time filming.
Ledisi additionally says she did not assume twice about signing on with Jussie — and would not consider different actors did both — as a result of she loves him and he is at all times been there for her. She provides … “He is a very good human. He means effectively with the whole lot he does.”
After all, we needed to ask if she hesitated … bear in mind the January 2019 incident during which he allegedly staged a hate crime.
Although Ledisi clearly helps Jussie, she would not say he DIDN’T do what he is accused of. As an alternative, she tells us … “He does good work. Folks make errors, they usually do issues across the improper individuals.”
She goes on to say Smollett’s doing the best factor now by specializing in his work and insists his coronary heart’s in the best place.
Ya gotta assume Jussie will admire his star’s type phrases, however he would possibly take concern together with her implication he made a mistake. As we have reported … he nonetheless insists the “assault” was not a hoax, and says he has new proof to again it up.
Smollett remains to be dealing with felony costs and a civil lawsuit from the Metropolis of Chicago … so he’ll get an opportunity to current his case.