50 Cent Reacts To Jussie Smollett’s Court Appearance

50 Cent
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Jussie Smollet was sentenced to 150 days in jail.

We previously reported that the former Empire star was found guilty on five out of six counts of staging a false hate crime. Aside from 150 days in jail, he also has to serve 30 months probation, and pay $25,000 in fines.

As he walked out the courtroom, CNN reports that, “after the judge announced his sentence, Smollett lowered his face mask and said he was innocent. ‘Your honor, I respect you and I respect the jury, but I did not do this,’ the actor told the judge before turning to the court. “And I am not suicidal. And if anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself. And you must all know that.” Before he was taken into custody, the actor yelled again that he was innocent and raised a fist in the air. 

50 Cent caught wind of the clip that circulated the internet. He says, “If i ever go to court again, i don’t care if it’s for a parking ticket. i’m gonna say this I AM NOT SUICIDAL,I’M INNOCENT, I COULD HAVE SAID I WAS GUILTY A LONG TIME AGO. as i walk out.”