Nigerian Brothers In Smollett Investigation Paid $7,000 To Stage “MAGA Country” Attack: Report

February 17, 2019 in News by RBN Staff

by Tyler Durden

Update6: Smollett reportedly directed at least one of the Nigerian brothers to purchase the rope (at either an ACE hardware store, or the Crafty Beaver hardware store) and hats. They were also paid $3,500 each prior to leaving for Nigeria and promised $500 each upon their return, according to CBS Chicago’s Charlie De Mar.

Charlie De Mar


NEW: Sources say at least one of the brothers purchased the rope used in Jussie Smollett incident at Crafty Beaver hardware store the weekend of Jan 25th.

Plain red hats worn by brothers were purchased from an Uptown beauty supply store. @cbschicago 

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Charlie De Mar


Sources: Rope/hats purchased at direction of Smollett

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Charlie De Mar


New: Sources—The brothers were paid $3,500 prior to leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon their return. @cbschicago 

(Updated typo from previous tweet)

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Rafer Weigel


: 2 sources tell @fox32news the brothers arrested & released in case told detectives they were paid by the actor to orchestrate the attack. Detectives also have a receipt for the rope found on neck showing the brothers bought it.

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Rob Elgas


Smollett case news. Backing up @RaferWeigel report: @ABC confirms detectives were able to confront the 2 brothers
with evidence they purchased the rope found around Smollett’s neck at an Ace hardware store. The brothers agreed to cooperate with police.

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Donald Trump Jr.


It appears that Jussie Smollett tried to manufacture a hate crime to make Trump supporters look bad and most of the media not only uncritically accepted his lies as facts for weeks, but attacked those who questioned the validity of his false story.

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Katrina Pierson


.@JussieSmollett @EmpireFOX

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Brian Flood


CNN is all in on the Jussie Smollett news… but they keep forgetting the part where he claimed attackers were Trump supporters🤔

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Update5: If you needed any further indication that the walls are closing in on Jussie Smollett, CNN has now gone full-bore against the Empire star, with a panel of guests denouncing what what many suspected all along; it appears that Smollett staged a hate crime hoax.

CNN Breaking News


Chicago police think “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault on himself, two police sources say 

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Robby Starbuck


A lot of Democrats in Hollywood owe MAGA voters an apology. It had a lot of them chastising me for not buying Jussie’s story. Those of us who were skeptical were right. Now @CNN reports Jussie paid the two Nigerian brothers to stage the attack.

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After the Covington MAGA hat disaster, one might think Democrats would wait before rushing to judgement. One would be wrong. Let’s review just three examples:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


There is no such thing as “racially charged.”

This attack was not “possibly” homophobic. It was a racist and homophobic attack.

If you don’t like what is happening to our country, then work to change it. It is no one’s job to water down or sugar-coat the rise of hate crimes.

Entertainment Tonight


BREAKING: Jussie Smollett has been hospitalized in Chicago after a possible homophobic and racially charged attack. 

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Nancy Pelosi


The racist, homophobic attack on @JussieSmollett is an affront to our humanity. No one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love. I pray that Jussie has a speedy recovery & that justice is served. May we all commit to ending this hate once & for all.

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Kamala Harris


.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.

This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.

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Care to revise?

Just remember, Frauds are everywhere y’all…

Jussie Smollett


Frauds are everywhere y’all. Protect the mind, heart and spirit of you and your people at all costs. Just remember… Salt, cocaine and anthrax can all appear to be sugar…(the “refined” kind of course) just be careful out here fam. Happy Sunday. Love you. Real talk. Love on.

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A minor note – Chicago PD has corrected the information regarding the bleach bottle, telling Fox News that it came from the former suspects’ apartment, not Smollett’s.

Update4: Chicago PD reportedly reached out to Smollett’s legal team “and expressed interest” in talking with the “Empire” star again.

Rafer Weigel


.@Chicago_Police also confirmed this with me just now.

Sopan Deb


Latest from @AJGuglielmi, Chicago police spokesman. He just told me on the phone: “After we spoke to the former suspects last night, detectives reached out to Jussie Smolletts’s attorneys and expressed interest that we need to talk to him again.” 

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Update3: According to Fox32 Chicago’s Rafer Weigel, Chicago PD detectives were able to link the two Nigerian brothers to the purchase of the rope found around Smollett’s neck, and they may have been paid to perform the alleged attack.

“The brothers agreed to cooperate with police who are investigating whether Smollett made up the story after police threatened to charge them with battery. The brothers attorney said both brothers knew Smollett,” tweeted Weigel, adding “There are unconfirmed reports that Smollett paid the two brothers to perform the alleged scheme.”