Cookie is getting her mama claws out … speaking out for the first time about her TV son Jussie Smollett‘s attack.
Taraji P. Henson, who plays Smollett’s mom in “Empire,” took to Instagram on Wednesday to address the alleged hate crime inflicted on her co-star.
“I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn’t and we all feel his pain right now. @jussiesmollett is pure love to the bone AND THAT IS WHY SO MANY ARE FEELING HIS PAIN BECAUSE IT IS OUR PAIN!!!” she wrote while sharing a video of Jussie’s song, F.U.W. “I tell you one thing HATE WILL NOT WIN!!!! My baby is resilient and love still lives in him.”
She then encourages people to spread the message of love, resilience and acceptance.
“The devil and his minions are very busy right now but one thing is for sure and two things are for certain #GODIS and that is all I know. This song needs to be downloaded until it goes triple platinum because the message is NEEDED. #weareresilientpeople AND #weaintgoingnowhereuntillwearefinished.”
“The love so many have him just goes to show HE IS LOVE!!!! No matter how the press tries to spin the shit. I LOVE YOU MY BABY MY BABY!!! #LOVEWINSALWAYS.”
Taraji’s comments come after “Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels was so vocal following the incident.
As The Blast reported, Smollett told cops two men attacked him early Tuesday morning, put a noose around his neck and threw bleach on him outside his Chicago apartment.
Police are currently searching for video evidence of the alleged attack, and investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.