Jamal (Jussie Smollett) has been through his fair share of heartbreak on Empire, but one of his most devastating breakups was the first one he had with Michael (Rafael de La Fuente).
In this flashback video from Season 1, Michael breaks up with Jamal after finding out about his daughter, Lola (who turned out to not be his daughter at all, by the way). Michael was also frustrated Jamal’s life revolved around his music career.
“Don’t call me that. You don’t love me. I love you, but you’re in love with your music. You don’t have room for anyone else,” Michael says to him. Watch the emotional clip above to see how their breakup plays out.