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Taraji P. Henson Makes The 'TIME' 2024 'TIME100' List And It's Well-Deserved

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Taraji P. Henson has landed a spot on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2024 list, and we are not surprised. The talented actress has soared through Hollywood, conquering every role she’s received. Not only is she brilliant at her craft, but she is also an advocate for equal pay for Black women in the film industry. This reason, plus a variety of others, is why she deserves the honor of being one of the most influential people ever— period.

In the issue, Henson receives her followers through beautiful words written by Mary J. Blige. The iconic R&B singer was the perfect person to write an essay about the “Baby Boy” alum because, like Henson, she is a down-to-earth celebrity known for staying true to herself and her craft. Blige began the article by writing that Henson was her “friend” before they met. She also touched on what she admires about “The Color Purple” star, and it seems to be what everyone adores about the D.C. native. “What I love most about her is that she is unapologetically herself. Taraji is a real woman—she doesn’t bite her tongue, and she’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes in,” scribed the Grammy award-winning crooner.

Taraji P. Henson earns a Spot on the TIME100 List

In an exclusive video interview with TIME, Henson opens up about being a young Black girl aspiring to act, her memories of the original “The Color Purple” movie, and why she believes mental health is crucial. “You’re the only one that cares that much about you. No one else is going to love you the way you will,” the Haircare CEO stated. So, you better get to loving yourself right now. ‘Cause this world ain’t gone do it, baby.”

Henson shares the TIME100 honor with Oscar-winning actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Emmy-award-winning actor Colman Domingo, Academy award-nominee Jeffrey Wright, and Grammy-winning singer Fantasia Barrino to name a few. 

Henson will host the Annual TIME100 Gala on April 25 in New York City.

To read Henson’s article and to watch her interview, click here.


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