FoxNation got a behind the scenes look at exactly what went down between Jussie Smolett and the brothers who helped carry out the fake attack.
In January 2019, FOX’s “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett claimed two “White supremacist Trump supporters” attacked him near his Chicago apartment in a racially-motivated hate crime that would soon catch the attention of the entire left wing machine. In December 2021, Smollett was convicted of five felony counts of disorderly conduct. Last year, he was sentenced in the Spring to 150 days in county jail.
Smollett’s accomplices, brothers Abimbola “Bola” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, finally broke their silence to Fox Nation about the hoax for the first time in an interview now streaming on Fox Nation.
In fact, the brothers did a re-enactment of the “attack” that night, and it is one of the funniest things you’ll see on the internet all week. They discuss the “lines” they were given to say to make the attack seem more “real”.
Please, just watch:
The Osundairo brothers were hired men for a con created to dupe America. They share what they were instructed to do the night of the staged attack on Jussie Smollett. https://t.co/jvWwGloz8k #FoxNation #JussieSmollett #AnatomyOfAHoax pic.twitter.com/3uOEHLFSoN
— Fox Nation (@foxnation) March 13, 2023
After the attack made news headlines, the brothers thought their work was done, but not so fast…
“A friend of mine had sent me a screenshot of the front page of, I believe a TMZ article, that showed that Jussie had been attacked. I ran to my brother and was like, ‘Yo, mission accomplished. We did it,’” Bola had said in one point in the five-part Fox series. “Now we’ve secured the payment of our $500 that he owes us because he only wrote us a check of [sic] $3,500, and that was the day we were supposed to leave for Nigeria.”
“Things were on the up and up for us. Things were looking pretty good,” Ola said.
But then, their identities slowly began to be discovered and their outlook was not so rosy.
“You know Eddie Johnson [former Chicago Police Superintendent] said he could tell in the footage that you guys are Black, right?” an off-camera interviewer asked the brothers.
“Really?” Ola asked. “I feel like he’s just saying that… we were in character the whole time.”
“So you think you guys are believable White supremacists?” the interviewer asked.
“One hundred percent! Look at me,” Bola joked. Chicago Police released images of the incident shortly after it took place, but Johnson said the initially released image of two silhouettes walking shoulder-to-shoulder down the snowy Chicago street was not the best image they had at the time.
“The other showed one brother wearing a red hat – presumably a MAGA hat”, wrote Fox Nation.
“I didn’t want people to focus on that,” Bola said upon reflecting, later explaining that Black and LGBTQ+ communities would have been outraged. “Sometimes, once the toothpaste gets out of the tube, you can get it back in there.”