Jussie Smollet has been fired from Empire, after begging creator Lee Daniels to keep his job, according to a new report.
Jussie's final episode with the hit FOX show was last week, which featured his character, Jamal Lyon, getting married in a same-sex wedding. The episode was the lowest rated episode of Empire in the history of the series.
Jussie made international news earlier this year, when he told police he was beaten by two Trump supporters who yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him outside his Chicago condo in January.
Police eventually arrested the actor in February and charged him with 16 felony disorderly conduct counts for allegedly making a false police report. But in a strange twist, Chicago's top prosecutor Kim Foxx dropped all charges against the actor, essentially wiping his slate clean.
But Kim Foxx couldn't save Jussie's career. Star magazine is reporting that he was fired from Empire.
"Jussie thought he'd get to ride it out," an insider tells Star magazine. The source added that the actor held private meetings with creator Lee Daniels and begged for his job.
"He thinks he's way too important. Jussie always felt the show would send an important message to the world if his character, the gay son, continued the family's legacy. Being written off wasn't anything he ever imagined."