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Empire” fans were shocked when Malik Yoba‘s character was killed on the season finale. The next day rumors started to fly about the real reason his character was cut from the show. “Empire” actors Jussie Smollett and Yazz join us on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to clear up the rumors.

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“Every rumor that has been written about brother Malik is idiotic and stupid,” Jussie says. Listen to the audio player to hear them further discuss. In addition, the two stars talk about what they did before “Empire,” big names we can expect in the second season, and how they feel about Mo’Nique guest starring in this exclusive interview!

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