ESSENCE’s 2015 ‘Empire’ Covers
Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray and Trai Byers a.k.a. Jamal, Hakeem and Andre are the subjects of the mag’s June 2015 edition with a whopping FOUR covers and dishing on their hit show returning this fall.
According to Jussie, he landed this opportunity of a lifetime by reaching out to Lee Daniels by DMing him on Instagram saying…
‘Sir, I know you get this all the time, but I’m a singer, actor, dancer, songwriter and musician. I am Jamal Lyon in more ways than one.'”
and the actor, 32, who recently came out of the closet on Ellen, also spoke on his sexuality:
If I can help someone else feel less alone, no matter what they’re going through, I’m happy to have that opportunity,” he said.
As for Bryshere in addition to working on the show, he has a strong interest in youth mentoring…
“I would hear things like, ‘My dad was never in my life…’ and my response was, ‘My dad was never in my life…Don’t feel like you don’t matter.’
and Trai Byers spends time in the gym to keep physically fit for his future wife. Hi Boo Boo Kitty!
“I work out for two reasons: one, because I’m an actor and two, because I’m somebody’s [future] husband. I want to be prepared for the woman God has for me.”
YOU tell us ladies….which one would you hit???Hit the flip for more.