Not only does Malik Yoba has consistently ashy lips, he also has a big mouth attached to them. In a recent interview, the veteran actor seemingly ‘outs’ his co-star Jussie Smollett. Yoba was talking about homosexuality in the series and in the black community with BlackFilm.com, when he brought up Smollett’s name.

“I think that our show represents a huge opportunity to stay in the culture beyond entertainment value and there’s an intrinsic nature of you have the gay factor, right? So, obviously, Lee is gay. That was an important storyline for him. I think it’s important for people to see themselves. Even within the Black community. But if you aren’t really, really taking it off of screen and making it live in the community in a significant way…like I know Jussie, he is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community. He and I have a very close relationship,” Yoba stated.

Smollett has personally chosen not to talk about his sexuality. In a recent interview with Sway , the actor/singer refused to discuss his personal life.

“I’m not willing to confirm or deny anything. I live my life. If someone’s looking for a box to put me in, then that’s not going to happen. But I live my life. If you really want to know about me, just watch because I don’t hide anything. I just choose not to talk about my personal life.”

Way to go, Yoba. With friends like you, who needs enemies.

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  • Objection

    Not only does Malik Yoba has consistently ashy lips. . .

    LOL, you owe me a new cup of coffee. I don’t see this guy as being outed. Maybe I just don’t have an open mind on this subject. If a guy refuses to answer questions about his sexual orientation, more likely than not, he’s gay or bisexual. Heterosexual men have no problem disclosing our love for women.

  • Me

    i thought jussie was already out. i remember reading about him playing gay roles before & that he was never really closeted. is the definition of “out” only when you make an official announcement to the media? was him being gay supposed to be a secret (especially after all those hot & steamy scenes he’s been doing)? plus malik said jussie has been very active in lgbt community, so i’m guessing nobody’s learning anything new.

  • D. Rose in the paint

    “Not only does Malik Yoba has consistently ashy lips, he also has a big mouth attached to them.” What the fuck is with the disrespect

  • Tony

    Ashy lips? What does that have to do with anything?