Is this the best video to grace the internet today? Cockburn thinks yes. Check out Abel and Ola Osundairo, the Nigerian brothers who allegedly perpetrated a fake hate crime against Empire actor Jussie “Juicy” Smollett, re-enacting how they carried out the staged attack:
The clip is from Fox Nation’s new documentary on the Jussie Smollett hate hoax crime, Anatomy of a Hoax — and is pure comedy.
The Osundairo brothers previously testified that Jussie paid them to stage an anti-black, anti-gay attack against him so that he could gain sympathy and clout on social media. Jussie told police that he was physically attacked by two white men wearing “Make America Great Again” hats who recognized him from the show Empire. The alleged perps doused Jussie in bleach and put a noose around his neck. Jussie’s account of the incident immediately raised red flags for sane people.
The Osundairos describe in the new video how Jussie instructed them to wait for him near his apartment building at 2 a.m. and not to bring their phones — Cockburn assumes so that police could not place them at the scene. They said they waited four minutes for Jussie to arrive, a time period that “felt like forever… cause it was cold as balls.”
“As we crossed the street we said ‘hey’ to get his attention… he turned around, looked at us, and that’s when we started yelling the famous slurs he wanted us to yell,” one brother said, referring in part to the infamous “This is MAGA country” line.
The brothers then went on to explain how they pretended to beat Jussie up, including giving him a “noogie,” which was done to leave physical mark and thus make the attack seem more believable.
Between the stilted walks and the fake southern accents the Osundairo brothers put on while pretending to be the attackers, Cockburn suspects these two could have quite the career as comics or podcasters.