‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Gets Political With Song “F.U.W.”
Jussie Smollett Premieres Scathing “F.U.W.” Music Video Bashing Trump
Empire star Jussie Smollett is talking Donald Trump and the current state of America with his song “F.U.W.”. Short for “F*cked Up World,” the song is a rallying cry for those who are marginalized and discriminated against in this country.
The idea came to Smollett when he was in the studio, working on music for Empire. He just couldn’t ignore the need to write his own material, specifically dealing with this topic. He even directed a music video to help get his point across.
“This song is for the oppressed. That’s why I feel like people will connect with it because it is very broad, because oppression is so broad,” he said during an interview on Tuesday. In the video for the song, you can see a man in a wheelchair running over a Donald Trump mask. A symbol of white male privilege, according to Smollett.
“That mask is a representation of this false idea of patriotism. And that mask is a representation of this idea of white male privilege,” Smollett said. “It’s so much bigger than him. It’s what he represents, and it’s because of that representation, that’s why he’s the president of the United States currently.”
“It’s our opportunity to take those masks off and shatter them, so that’s what I did.”
Watch Jussie Smollett’s Video For “F.U.W.” Below:
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