Outside of recording music for the hit show “Empire”, star Jussie Smollett has been in the recording studio working on his own music.
Smollett’s music isn’t actually due out until later this year, but the star couldn’t resist releasing a track now about what’s going on in the world, hitting the mark on injustice and U.S. President Donald Trump.
The 34-year-old actor/singer debuted a clip for “F.U.W.”, which stands for “F**ked Up World,” last Wednesday on his YouTube page. He penned the song around President’s Day then immediately directed a music video, which brought his words to life.
“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 to The Associated Press.
Some of Smollett’s lyrics take a direct hit at Trump and his administration: “Why are we back in the past?/ It’s the same script different cast/ All of these alternative facts/ Catch me outside how about that?/ Why is it so hard to keep hope?/ Who got that popular vote?/ Was the whole thing just a joke?/ Was the whole thing just one big joke?”
“We had written so many other great songs for my album. but this just felt like, ‘I can’t wait for the album, I can’t wait for a single,'” Smollett added.
Smollett plans to release an official single this summer.