(AllHipHop News) Police in Chicago are investigating a shocking attack against "Empire" star Jussie Smollet last night as a hate crime.
Two people beat Jussie, poured an unknown chemical on him and wrapped a rope around his neck, while yelling homophobic slurs at the openly gay actor/activist.
The attack happened in front of a Subway shop, as the actor was attempting to grab a bite to eat.
The men struck Jussie in the face, wrapped a rope around his neck and poured the substance on him, before fleeing the scene.
Lee Daniels, who created "Empire" and is also openly gay, reacted to the shocking crime on his social media account.