Tracy Morgan took a jab at Jussie Smollett on Monday night in a joke about landing a role on "Empire" where "all I gotta be now fake a hate crime." [The] comedian's quips about the singer-actor's allegedly hate crime attack occurred early in his appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
"Yeah, they gave me a role on" Empire, "Morgan started off. "Contractually, they gave me millions of dollars. Contractually, all I gotta do was not hate crime. "Then, he added for emphasis," Jussie! "
Morgan continued to poke holes in Smollett's claims that he was attacked amid sub-zero temperatures in Chicago in late January.
“C'mon. First of all, racist people aren't jumping nobody in the polar vortex, ”Morgan joked. "'It's too cold, we are racist in the spring.'"
He also riffed off Smollett's late-night Subway run just before the supposed attack happened. Morgan said.