Smollett has shared behind-the-scenes photos from the powerful episode showcasing the horrific pain of the Tulsa Massacre.
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"For me, it goes back to the widely quoted Nina Simone, who said: 'It’s the duty of the artist to reflect these times,'" she says.
She said that one co-star made an appalling remark about her body shortly before they shot an intimate scene.
"I love my brother and I believe my brother,” she said.
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