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Jussie Sollett Pepsi’s New Face

Jussie Smollett Pepsi
Jussie Smollett Pepsi

Jussie Smollett Pepsi’s new face or Jamal Lyon, Pepsi’s new face?  At the beginning of Empire’s second season Pepsi became an official sponsor of the show for $20 million.

Jussie Smollett Pepsi
Jussie Smollett Pepsi

In the show’s most recent episode, ‘My Bad Parts‘ Pepsi named Smollett music’s new icon, featuring him in an amazing commercial.  Smollett will perform his track ‘Ready to Go’ on next week’s episode of the Empire TV show.

‘Ready to Go’ was produced by Swizz Beatz and we’ll see Smollett perform it in a new Pepsi commercial.  The commercial was directed by Lee Daniels and will begin airing as a standalone after the show’s midseason finale on December 2, 2015.

Pepsi is no stranger to hip-hop and R&B.  Smollett follows in Michael Jackson’s footsteps as the King of Pop was also sponsored by Pepsi.

In addition, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Mary J. Blige were sponsored by Pepsi.  Here is one of the company’s most entertaining commercials, featuring Diddy in his Diet Pepsi truck:

In 2005, Pepsi teamed up with Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez for the following commercial:

Here is a great video that features Frank Cooper, PepsiCo’s Chief Marketing Officer of Global Consumer Engagement:



Is Jussie Smollett Gay?
There’s Empire and Pepsi and then there are some additional questions involving Smollett’s personal life.  Those who are unfamiliar with the actor often ask: Is Jussie Smollett gay?


Back in March 2015, Smollett confirmed that he’s gay in a backstage interview with Ellen DeGeneres:


The following video shows Jussie on Sway’s morning show:



By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More