Just last night, Jamal (portrayed by Jussie Smollett) and Kai (portrayed by Toby Onwumere) of Empire tied the knot and it was one heck of a wedding.
Of course, there was some drama that took place but in lighter news, there was a performance by Chaka Khan!
The wedding marks the first time two black gay men have been married on television. Becky (portrayed by Gabourey Sidibe) officiated the special occasion and had this to say when the episode aired.
Tonight, #Empire will give life to a monumental love story by marrying 2 black, gay men for the first time in television history. Please join us in celebration until it’s no longer a phenomenon to see 2 people of the same sex and race love each other proudly, on prime time TV.
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) April 24, 2019
This episode also serves as an explanation for Jussie Smollett’s characters’ exit from the show after all the controversy that took place earlier this year for Smollett.
Empire airs on Wednesdays at 8 PM on FOX!
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