Jussie Smollett, aka Jamal Lyon on the Fox television series Empire, is also mighty busy off-screen these days. The singer/songwriter/actor/director/producer premieres the video for his latest single, “Hurt People,” today (April 17). Concurrent with the video’s debut, Billboard also announces Smollett’s upcoming Sum of My Music Tour.
Launching on April 20 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the tour takes its name from the title of Smollett’s debut full-length studio album. The project was released in March through Smollett’s own independent label Music of Sound LLC. The tour itinerary encompasses stops in Europe and the United States, culminating with a performance at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
Filmed in Johannesburg and Soweto, South Africa, the Smollett-directed “Hurt People” was filmed with an all-black South African labor force including cast, crew and fashion designers.