Taraji P. Henson Covers ESSENCE & Poses For CR Fashion Book

Taraji P. Henson is giving fans a double helping of her fabulousness in the pages of ESSENCE and CR Fashion Book.

The 44-year-old “Empire” banger is covering ESSENCE’s November issue and in it speaking on reality stars who don’t take the craft of acting seriously.

“These kids are thinking they can do reality TV and come and do this craft that I studied, sweated and grinded,” says Henson. “People forget it’s a craft because it’s so pop now…Can they make me believe the words coming out of their mouth?”
And in her shoot for CR Fashion Book she’s boldly ditching her wigs and weaves for the cornrows she rocks under them.

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Just imagine being asked by WORLD-RENOWNED photographer #BruceWebber to shoot you in your WEAVE/WIG STATE hair?!?! 😱😱😱 I wanted to say "HELL NO" but I decided to trust art and the process. I saw the glimmer in his eyes when he asked. As an artist I knew he was inspired. So I decided not to block art and just let it be….free. That "Cookie" above me was NOT planned. It just happened to be there! ART MUST BE FREE TO JUST……BE! So if you ever wondered what I look like when the hair comes off 😏 But of course it is braided down! Thank you @crfashionbook #AmazingExperience 💋💋💋 #Repost @skyylevel_media ・・・ And ANOTHER one😏 yassssss @tarajiphenson come all the way through ! #tarajiphenson X #crfashionbook 🔥

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She also shouted out Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o, V Bozeman and Solange for inspiring her to wear her hair in its natural state.

Keep slaying em’ Cookie.

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