Regular readers of Empire know we’re big fans of the show here at NewNowNext—in no small part thanks to the dynamic between Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) and her gay son Jamal (Jussie Smollett).
Cookie has stood up for Jamal numerous time, but on Wednesday’s episode he stood up for himself by singing “You’re So Beautiful” at a White Party and changing some of the lyrics to celebrate man-on-man love.
Lucious doesn’t seem pleased—he flashes back to the abuse he’s heaped his less-than-manly child—but we loved it. Smollett totally owns the song.
Check out Jamal’s coming-out performance below