Taraji P Henson Gives Moving Speech & Twerk At Bet Awards

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There were moments tonight at the BET Awards that are unforgettable. Taraji P. Henson is known for her flamboyant role of Cookie Lyon of the hit tv series β€œEmpire”.

Henson was the presenter for blockbuster filmmaker Tyler Perry and she let the world know how much influence he had on advancing her career. The speech explained why he was worthy of receiving the Ultimate Icon Award.

Taraji P. Henson also wowed the crowd at the annual awards show by giving them a twerk performance. To kick off the award show, Taraji took the stage with an ensemble that was perfect for twerking and doing the β€œRunning Man” to β€œDa’ Butt,” a bop from the Washington D.C.-based band Gregory β€œSugar Bear” Elliot of Experience Unlimited.