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He is portrayed by actor Jussie Smollett, and he first appears in "Pilot".
He will not appear again in Empire because Smollett got arrested for lying and saying two black men poured bleach on him and hit him and yelled slurs at him.
At a family gathering, Jamal performs the song, in hopes of impressing his father, but the outcome backfires as he considers other singers to give the song to.
With disappointment, Jamal confronts Lucious about the song and departs from the house.
Lucious puts Jamal in a trash can until Cookie stops him. Jamal helps Hakeem with his music after struggling to record songs that Lucious wrote for him, but when Lucious doesn't acknowledge him for it, Jamal decides to accept Cookie's plan to manage him and make him a star.
His song describes his estranged relationship with Lucious, feeling distant and that he tries to live up to his standards. While Jamal decides to hire Cookie as his manager, Cookie convinces him to perform his latest song at Laviticus, the location where Hakeem is slated to perform.
However, while Lucious continues to deny Cookie's request, because of Jamal's "different audience," Jamal is conflicted when Cookie assembles a press conference for coming out as a gay artist.
However, Lucious threatens Jamal's career, concerned for his business and losing artists from Empire. Therefore, Jamal backs out of the press conference, abandoning Cookie, and he performs his song, Tell The Truth, a song referring to his father.
He was also the interim CEO while his father was incarcerated.
This caused Fox to remove his character from the final two episodes.