“In the early hours of Tuesday morning, our beloved son and brother, Jussie, was the victim of a violent and unprovoked attack. We want people to understand these targeted hate crimes are happening to our sisters, brothers and our gender non-conforming siblings, many who reside within the intersection of multiple identities, on a monthly, weekly, and sometimes even daily basis all across our country. Radical love is the only solution, but passivity will be our downfall. We are so grateful that God saw him through this cowardly attack alive. Oftentimes ending fatally, these are inhumane acts of domestic terrorism and they should be treated as such. They will continue to occur until we hold each other accountable. Make no mistake, words matter. We, as a family, will continue to work for love, equity and justice until it reigns supreme in our nation and all over the world.” /> Jussie has told the police everything from the very beginning. Jussie is a warrior whose light cannot be dimmed. We are thankful to our village for your immense support during this trying time. Hateful words lead to hateful actions. We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime. Our family thanks everyone for their prayers and the huge amount of love he has received. His story has never changed, and we are hopeful they will find these men and bring them to justice.
"We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime," the statement said in part. "Jussie has told the police everything from the very beginning. His story has never changed, and we are hopeful they will find these men and bring them to justice."
In an interview with Variety, Smollett's music manager, who was on the phone with Smollett at the time the attack occurred, confirmed earlier reports that the two assailants had shouted, "This is MAGA country" at Smollett during the assault.
The Chicago PD has since released photographs of two persons of interest in the case and are asking the public for their help in identifying them.
"I heard that clearly. I heard the scuffle and I heard the racial slur," he said.
They proceeded to assault Smollett and "poured an unknown chemical substance" on him. on Tuesday morning in the 300 block of E. North Water St. According to a statement released by the Chicago Police Department, Smollett was beaten by two men who approached him by yelling out "racial and homophobic slurs" at approximately 2 a.m.
Smollett then transported himself to an area hospital. The two men are also said to have put a rope around Smollett's neck before fleeing on foot.
Read the full statement from a representative of the family below.
Jussie Smollett's family issued a statement on Thursday calling the alleged attack that the actor suffered early Tuesday morning "inhumane acts of domestic terrorism."

West side, I’ma ride, doing suicides
West side, I’ma ride, playing old ‘Pac
A sports top, I hope it’s seven [?]
I’ma sit court side, with a broad with with a clique like Fort Knox
With a broad with the shit because she pro too
And she hate fake hoes but the [?]
Uhm stop, lack is never going out of style
Look at Melo, Sniper and Lebron
And then LaMelo, then they get to Zion
I ain’t even lyin’, not a people person but I do be havin’ colored people pride
What you need, some visine to see the vibe, nigga? Me and my people need to rise up and see that our people be the prime
‘Less you well endowed [?]
[?] bitch I see it twice
[Chorus]
Run that back, run that back
Soldier with militant raps on deck
Whole ‘nother level, white boy tryna kill me
Whole lotta melanin, black don’t crack
And I’m in my bag, am I bad? I’m unapologetic, be forever pro-black
No Nazi gonna stop this bag
Infrared beam on confederate flag
[Verse]
I ain’t with the rhetoric the president be on
Forever with my niggas in the level that we on
Count ’em on your fingers
Tryna put on for the city
Put a bullet in a nigga, call me nigga and he wrong
Look, you a coward nigga, eat a dick
Shoutout [?], rocking E and shit
MMG this is the DMV
Free Trell, Flock [?] and the rest
Khaled, nigga, We The Best
Call Goodell, we need to speak and shit
Rap a piece about that CTE
And give Kaep-ernick a new team to check
Right now ’cause
Shit gettin’ deep for us right now
They killin’ our seeds boy right now
So we gonna take a knee ‘fore he pipe down
Chuck D., Chuck D. It’s something that’s not happening
And I’ve seen videos, I’ve seen certain circumstances where men and women who have been in the military have come back and been treated unjustly by the country they fought for, and have been murdered by the country they fought for – on our land.”
[Chorus]
Hold Up! (raaar, raaar) we gone fight power
Chuck a duece [?]
I just had a baby girl and I’m so proud
And she so, so smart and she’s so brown
I’ma hold mine down, what are you about? I’m unapologetic, be forever pro-black
No Nazi gonna stop my bag
Spray a whole magazine on a red MAGA hat like…. [Intro: Colin Kaepernick]
“I mean, people are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding up their end of the bargain, as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody. Run that track, run that back
Soldier with militant raps on deck
Whole ‘nother level, white boy tryna kill me
Whole lotta melanin, black don’t crack
And I’m in my bag, am I bad?