Taraji P. Henson Singing?

Can Taraji P. Henson sing? The talented actress’ singing skills are constantly being questioned.  In the words of boxer, Roy Jones Jr., “Y’all must’ve forgot!” Taraji P. Henson’s singing capabilities have been seen numerous times.  This article presents some Taraji’s best singing moments.  Her role as Cookie Lyon doesn’t require her to sing yet her vocal abilities are outstanding!

Don’t come for Cookie! How many times does she have to prove herself? She’s a veteran in this game.  There’s nothing she can’t do!

Taraji P. Henson Singing
Taraji P. Henson Singing

Let’s start with a classic video that shows Taraji rapping:

The talented actress who plays Cookie Lyon can do it all…but, can Taraji P. Henson Sing?

Taraji P. Henson Singing
Taraji P. Henson Singing

Empire has led many people to ask can Taraji P. Henson sing? We all know that Jussie Smollett has a beautiful voice and Terrence Howard is also a very good singer, but what about Taraji?

Lets take a look at that 20-year career that Henson described at the Golden Globes to determine whether Henson can hold a note.

Singing in Tyler Perry Movie

Taraji P. Henson sings ‘Over It Now’ alongside Marvin Winans in the movie ‘I Can Do Bad All By Myself.  The song is a refrain from Winan’s song ‘Just Don’t Wanna Know’.

The following clip features Taraji P. Henson singing in Tyler Perry’s movie, I Can Do Bad All By Myself.

Singing Rock Steady

Tyler Perry’s unforgettable movie also featured Taraji P. Henson singing Rock Steady.  Henson actually delivers a cover of Aretha Franklin’s amazing song, ‘Rock Steady’: ‘Lord I Want You to Help Me’:

Singing at the Oscars

The following video shows Three 6 Mafia and Taraji P. Henson singing at the Oscars.  The song, ‘It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp‘ was written for the movie Hustle & Flow and was ranked #80 on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

Taraji P. Henson’s recent appearance on SNL was unforgettable yet the following scene, that shows Henson singing, was not shown during the episode:
Henson and Mary J. Blige are best friends! The two teamed up to deliver the following performance of ‘Just Fine’:

In the following video Henson explains that she is open to singing as Cookie on Empire:

By Jason John

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