Taraji P. Henson Shares Her ‘Black Girls Rock’ Playlist
Taraji P. Henson can do no wrong. Whether running the family business as Empire’s HBIC, Cookie Lyon, or holding it down as hot mama, Yvette, in the 2001 coming-of-age classic, Baby Boy, the highly sought-after actress is now taking her talents to BET’s Black Girls Rock as the ceremony’s host.
The annual event, founded by former DJ and model, Beverly Bond, celebrates women of color across fields from entertainment to entrepreneurship. This year’s festivities — which took place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on August 5 — will honor Insecure creator Issa Rae with the Star Power award; singer Roberta Flack with the Living Legend award; black-ish star Yara Shahidi with the Young Gifted and Black award; financier Suzanne Shank with the Shot Caller award; and community organizers, The Black & Missing Foundation’s Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson, with the Community Change Agent award.
To prepare for all the #BlackGirlMagic, Henson (who was honored with the Star Power award in 2011) shared a playlist of her favorite jams with TIDAL, from Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige’s “Just Fine” to SZA’s inescapable hit “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott.
Pre-game for Black Girls Rock, airing August 22 at 8 p.m. EST on BET, with Taraji’s fire playlist below.
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