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Lee Daniels' ‘Empire’ Has ‘Been a Freaking Rollercoaster’ Since Jussie Smollett Scandal [VIDEO]

03/22/2019 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff

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Lee Daniels says he’s been in his “feelings” over the Jussie Smollett scandal, and things have been hard to deal with.

The Philadelphia-born film and television producer jumped on Instagram Wednesday night (before the mid-season premieres of Star and Empire) to express the “pain and anger” he and his cast have experienced since the Chicago Police Department hit Smollett with 16 felony charges.

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I was so in my feelings last week that I forgot to post about @empirefox & @staronfox …. I guess y’all know why