The breakout star of Fox's Empire is undoubtedly Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on the show. He's the middle son of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) who is a talented R&B singer. But he's also gay, which has made him a hero to many viewers who have seen the character struggle with his father's homophobia. Smollett has been open about his own sexuality in the past, and he's also one of the few actors to portray a black gay person on television.
While Empire is a drama, it has delved into some serious topics, including sexual assault, racism, and homophobia. This has helped bring awareness to the issues that people face on a daily basis. Despite the controversy surrounding the show, it has continued to air and is currently in its sixth season. However, it was recently announced that Smollett's character would be written out of the series in its final season. This is due to the actor's ongoing fight against a hoax attack that he claims to have staged.
Smollett's decision to leave the show was a difficult one, but he has a right to choose his career and how he wishes to spend his time. He's been a huge asset to the show, and he'll be missed by fans.
It's unclear what the writers will do with Jamal in the future. They might decide to write him out of the show, or they may simply feel that his story with Cookie has reached a natural end.