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As annoying and obnoxious as we often find Raven Symoné, there are some pretty cool people who really love her. And one of those people is her “Empire” co-star Jussie Smollett.

Little did we know, both of these child actors knew each other long before the “Empire” juggernaut.

In his surprise appearance on “The View,” for Raven’s birthday, she explained.

“We’ve had a long history together. We were in “Queen” together with Halle Berry in Alex Haley’s miniseries “Queen.” Then we’ve had many nights with lots of bottles.”

In addition to wishing Raven a happy birthday, the segment served as a run through of all of Jussie’s recent accomplishments. The NAACP award nominations, the Golden Globe nomination, the Grammy nomination and the Pepsi endorsement.

But the funniest moment of the segment came when the panel mentioned Smollett’s guest starring role in the new series “Underground,” alongside his sister Jurnee Smollett-Bell.

Jussie explained:

“It tells the story about the Underground Railroad and the people that fought back during slavery and as an African American–cuz I am African American…”

Raven: “Get out of here. Get out of here. He comes for me everyday about that and every single continent.”

Jussie: Y’all every single day, I’m Facetiming this fool like ‘Why Raven why?!”

Raven: “I got a special mouth.”

Realest thing she’s ever said.

Someone on the internet made an interesting point about Raven. She said she doesn’t hate her, she’s just views her as the crazy cousin who is known for saying dumb sh*t all the time.


So, with that in mind. Happy Belated Birthday to Raven Symoné, may your unorthodox opinions open the door for more Black lady talking heads on network television.

You can watch Jussie’s whole appearance on “The View” in the video below. The good part starts around the 6:10 minute mark.

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