'Empire Is My Day Job,' Jussie Smollett Says (Watch)

May 30, 2018
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By Erin Thibeau

"'Empire' is my day job," Jussie Smollett told WPGC's Poet before his U Street Music Hall show on Saturday, May 26.

"It is the thing that keeps me afloat," he continued. "It is the thing that finances...everything else and folds into something else." 

The R&B singer and "Empire" star released his debut studio album, "Sum of My Music," in March of this year. Fresh off the European leg of his Sum of My Music Tour, Smollett is currently hitting cities around the U.S.

Related: Jussie Smollett of 'Empire' Talks New Single and Album (Listen)

The singer talked about being a child actor, meeting a fan who says he "saved" her "life" in Germany, and the one thing he always takes with him on the road.

Watch the full interview (shot by Jae Benear) below.

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