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Bryshere Gray Who Plays Jussie Smollett’s Brother on 'Empire' Is Arrested

Aby Rivas
Jun 18, 2019
11:12 A.M.
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Bryshere Gray, the actor who gives life to the youngest of the Lyon brothers on “Empire,” was put under arrest last Thursday for driving-related offenses.


According to reports, Gray was driving his 2014 Rolls Royce around Chicago on Thursday when he was pulled over because the car didn’t match the temporary license plate on his registration.


On top of that, officers discovered Gray was driving without a license or insurance.

The 25-year-old was arrested and booked on a misdemeanor for registration that was not authorized on the vehicle. He was also cited and ticketed by Chicago PD for driving an uninsured car and failing to carry his driver’s license.

Gray has been released, but it’s not clear how long he was in custody.



The actor, also known as “Yazz The Greatest” in the hip-hop scene, plays the role of Hakeem Lyon, the youngest son of the Lyon family on FOX’s musical drama “Empire.”


It’s been a tough year for the youngest stars of the series, it seems.

Earlier this year, Jussie Smollett, who plays the role of Hakeem’s brother Jamal, was arrested on charges of allegedly orchestrating an attack on himself and then lying to police about it.


Smollett claimed he was the victim of a homophobic and racist attack at the hands of two men who beat him, put a noose around his neck and yelled slurs at him. He also claimed they said, “This is MAGA country.”

After an investigation by the Chicago PD, Smollett faced charges on 16 felony counts of lying to police, and he pleaded not guilty to all of them.


However, in a plot twist that no one saw coming, all of the charges were dropped, Smollett was asked to surrender his $10,000 bond to the City, and he is set to do community service.


Still, the damage to his and the series’ reputation was already done, and last month, FOX announced that “Empire” would end after its sixth season.

Director Lee Daniels recently mentioned in an interview with Vulture that he is “beyond embarrassed” for jumping to Smollett’s defense when the story of the alleged hoax first broke. He also admitted that the cancellation of the show was, in part, Jussie’s fault.

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