Empire star Jussie Smollett was brutally attacked by two men late Monday night, TMZ reported.
The actor arrived in Chicago around 2 AM and stopped by Subway. Shortly after he walked out of the sandwich shop, someone yelled, "Aren't you that f***ot 'Empire' n*****?"
The two attackers -- both white and wearing ski masks -- viciously assaulted Smollett as he tried to fight back, wrapped a rope around his neck and yelled, "This is MAGA country!"
Smollett was later hospitalized and, thankfully, discharged early Tuesday morning.