'Empire' creator Lee Daniels has addressed the Jussie Smollett controversy in a video while urging fans to watch the show.
Lee Daniels is once again addressing the scandal and drama surrounding the Empire star Jussie Smollett.
"These past couple of weeks have been a freakin' rollercoaster," he said in the video before he claimed that he created the show to "bring America together" and to "talk about the atrocities that are happening right now in the streets."
"We—me and my cast—have experienced pain, and anger, and sadness and frustration, and we really don't know how to deal with it," he continued.
He also stated that the recent episode was filmed "prior to the incident," before stating saying - "This is not what the show was made for."
While fellow cats member Terrence Howard is standing by Smollett has as publicly displayed his support of the actor who has been indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct - Daniels' words seem to imply that he does not have Smollett's back like that.
Watch the clip below.
The message was a stark contrast from his message back in January in support of Smollett: