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In an Instagram video, Lee Daniels indirectly spoke about how frustrating Jussie Smollett’s case has been for the Empire cast.

I was so in my feelings last week that I forgot to post about @empirefox & @staronfox .... I guess y'all know why ????????... anyway I'm back and I'm finally ok!!!! ????????????????????????

3,898 Likes, 310 Comments - Lee Daniels (@theoriginalbigdaddy) on Instagram: "I was so in my feelings last week that I forgot to post about @empirefox & @staronfox .... I guess..."

“Oh my God! These past couple of weeks have been a freaking roller coaster. Me and my cast have experienced pain, anger, sadness, and frustration, and really don’t know how to deal with it,” Daniels says while brushing his teeth, yesterday evening (Mar.20).

“Everything has happened what you are seeing tonight prior to the incident. And this is not what the show as made for. The show was made to bring America together. To talk about the atrocities that are happening right now in the streets.”

He's so good tonight on #empire! Remember our new time at 8!!! #proudpoppa

4,826 Likes, 142 Comments - Lee Daniels (@theoriginalbigdaddy) on Instagram: "He's so good tonight on #empire! Remember our new time at 8!!! #proudpoppa"

“So anyway both shows on tonight, Star and Empire. They’re incredible! Wow,” he concluded.

Smollett is scheduled to return to court on Apr. 17.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.