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BET Awards 2024: Taraji P. Henson Raps, Talks Politics, and Energizes the Crowd

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson hosted the 2024 BET Awards and started the show with a funny version of Kendrick Lamar’s song “Not Like Us.” Throughout the night, she changed outfits many times and talked about “Project 2025,” a plan by the Heritage Foundation.

Throughout the night, with multiple outfit changes, Taraji P. Henson encouraged the audience to learn about “Project 2025.” This conservative plan, created by the Heritage Foundation in 2022, includes policies and potential leaders for a future Republican presidency, especially if Donald J. Trump wins again.

Taraji stressed the need to understand these proposals and the importance of voting in the next elections.

She made sure the evening was not only informative but also full of fun, promoting love and unity at this big cultural event. Everyone loves Taraji for how down-to-earth and relatable she is.

Taraji first got famous for her role as Yvette in the 2001 movie “Baby Boy” directed by John Singleton. This role showed off her acting skills and set her up for a successful career. She got even more praise and her first Oscar nomination for playing Queenie in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” in 2008.

Besides acting, Taraji is also a singer and has sung in movies, like in “Hustle & Flow.” She has written a book about her life called “Around the Way Girl,” sharing stories from her early days to becoming a star. She also works to help people understand more about mental health through her foundation, named after her late father.

Taraji’s journey to fame wasn’t easy. She went to Howard University for theatre arts, worked several jobs to take care of her son, and kept pushing until she made it in Hollywood. Her story shows how hard work and determination can lead to success.


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