The Jussie Smollett hoax is blowing up! Multiple sources tell ABC 7 Chicago that Jussie Smollet and the 2 men who are being questioned by police staged the attack – allegedly because his character was being written out of the show Empire.

As previously reported, TMZ said Thursday that Chicago police not only brought Jussie Smollett in for additional questioning, but there are two other men being questioned as “persons of interest.”

One person of interest is another ‘Empire’ actor who flew into Chicago’s O’Hare airport late Wednesday night.

THE ATTACKED WAS STAGED — BECAUSE SMOLLETT’S CHARACTER WAS BEING WRITTEN OFF THE SHOW!

The attorney for the brothers just spoke with her clients.

The home was ransacked!

The persons of interest were NIGERIAN BROTHERS — THEY WERE BLACK — NOT WHITE MAGA SUPPORTERS!