‘Power’ Star Naturi Naughton, Jussie Smollett Should Sit Out NAACP Image Awards | TMZ

Naturi Naughton — who actually won the award last year for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama — was very candid with us Thursday at LAX, saying given everything that's happened with him … he should probably bow out of the award show this time around. Jussie won for Supporting Actor in a Drama in 2017.


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  1. That’s real talk! This dude needs to just go away but his massive ego will not allow it!

  2. That Girl has got Brass Balls
    This is rare in Hollywood.
    And, I guess she’s on another TV show that I am not familiar with as well.

    • Evelyn Nichel Commendable, but she’s not on Empire….kinda wonder if she would of said the same if she was. Just saying..

    • Sharon Hill-Walker
      I learned that she is Not based on her comments; But, I’m saying that since he’s Hollywood’s Golden boy, that her having the courage to Speak the absolute truth is commendable and Highly Unusual.

  3. Well said I AGREE with you 💯 I also wonder why in the world would he do something like that and if he’s that DESPERATE for attention there’s DEFINITELY something much deeper going on with his mental health and he’s in NEED of help EXPEDITIOUSLY⁉️

  4. I 1000% agree with her…this bamma is poison in both the black and gay communities! I’ve said it all along, he definitely lied on all aspects of this story; from the beginning till the dismissal, just to obtain more influential and monetary gain. I hope he doesn’t receive neither! Its a damn shame…no, check that, he’s a damn shame!

  5. Absolutely no clue who this girl was 30 seconds ago, and it only took her 30 seconds to gain a fan. Real talk!

    • Damn. I guess of couple of y’all don’t watch Power. Which is crazy cause Power is Empire’s biggest rival show.

    • Dave Howell You remember an R&B group back in the early 2000s called 3LW? If you don’t that’s alright. They came and went kinda quickly. She was a member of that group, but eventually left after a falling out with the other two members of the group. Since then she’s been acting and been starring on “Power”.

    • Miles Morris before that she was on notorious the biggie movie and she won I Grammy with 3lw with ima do right. I think

  6. haha i love that she doesn’t hold back and knows the dropped charges don’t mean he’s innocent

    • I know. It was great! She answered as if TMZ asked “most” everyday ppl walking down the road. There’s always a few that think otherwise. And not that TMZ cares what average ppl think. But, if they did lol.

  7. The only good thing Jussie achieved in his hoax is that he made Democrats and Republicans, black and white all be outraged by the Justice system. Its just not right to be able to pay off 16 felonies.

  8. Her attitude is what should be celebrated, common sense. She knows him and cares for those she knows but still smart enough to say what he did wasn’t right.

  9. Given how he’s completely and irrevocably damaged “the cause”, he should probably just go into hiding for a long time. Amazing the lgbt community is standing for this.

  10. At last… an actor speaking sense, if it was any other ordinary Joe no way we would get that “diverse project” that Kim Fixx… I mean Foxx magically presented to Smollett getting his record sealed and expunged.

  11. She’s right, but he won’t step down!! WOW!! It’s nice to hear from someone who has brains & class!!

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