Jussie Smollett may have been a no-show at the NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood on Saturday night, but that did not stop comedian Chris Rock from busting the "Empire" star.
"You said" No Jussie Smollett jokes. "What a waste of fair skin, do you know what I could do with this fair skin, that curly hair, my career would be out of here, I would run Hollywood," said Rock, who was present the award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
"You said" No Jussie Smollett jokes "… What a waste of fair skin, do you know what I could do with this light skin? This curly hair? My career would be over here! Run Hollywood! "
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Smollett was nominated – but lost – for Best Supporting Actor in a television drama for his role as Jamal Lyon in the Fox series "Williams' Star" Gray's Anatomy "- Star Jesse Williams.
Smollett was nominated for the award four years in a row and won in 2017.
The award was presented on Friday night as part of the undelivered show. In the run-up to the event, the NAACP Image Awards presenter and "Black-ish" actor Anthony Anderson said the charges dropped Smollett. He hopes that the "Empire" actor will win for his work on the show] JUSSIE SMOLLETT LOSES NAACP AWARD, SKIPS FROM AWARDS DINNER
Smollett has been in a firestorm in Chicago for weeks.
He is accused of staging a homophobic, racist attack on himself in January to promote his career.
He denied the allegations from the beginning and says Two men approached him, beat him, threw bleach at him and tied a rope around his neck, before shouting, "This is the MAGA country" on President Trump's motto "Make America Great Again".
Tuesday, Cook District Prosecution has dropped all charges against Smollett, who has previously been charged with 16 offenses for disorderly behavior for allegedly filing a false ad that he has been the victim of a hate crime.
After the surprise announcement, Smollett said, "I would not be my mother's son if I miss a drop of what I'm being accused of."