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IN Celebrities ON 20 Oct, 2016
Woah! 'The Empire' star Taraji P. Henson shares her feelings about May J. Blige and how she met her for the first time at the Grammy's party in the year 2000. It's cool, isn't it?
And just to remind you, Taraji has recently released her memoir, and in that, she is talking about all of her experiences and first encounter with Mary J. Blige. Didn't have a chance to grab that book? Well, don't worry, we're bringing all the spicy details for you, right here.
Taraji P. Henson shared a very unfortunate meeting that had happened at the Grammy's Party in the year 2000. She says that she doesn't want to remember this thing, but somehow the memory comes back knocking at her door.
The Empire star was a huge fan of Blige, and she also admits it openly that her first meeting with her was disastrous.
In her book, she describes the event so precisely that you'd feel her emotions. Taraji says, "I tried initiating a talk with Mary J. Blige, but she turned her back and gave me a contemptuous look."
Henson even tried a few moments later to talk to Mary J. Blige for once and tapped her on the shoulder, but before she could withdraw her hand, Mary's sister, La Tonya, smacked her on the arm.
Yes! That's success. Just a few years after that unfortunate meeting, Taraji and Mary met again, and this time, both of them met for some professional reasons. The star from Empire series admits that she still feels like gushing over Mary.
I must say, if these are the kind of stories that Taraji has written in her memoir, then I'll be buying them instantly! She's getting huge respect from readers all over the world.
When your idol comes on stage to perform with you. Actress turned rapper Taraji was performing on stage her 'just fine' single, and that's when Mary J. Blige joined the show.
She writes, "I'm just a girl who went to Hollywood with my son, $700, and a dream. There were some detours along the way, some heartache, and a whole lot of hustle. My family, friends, and fans always keep it real with me. Know that I'm going to keep it real with you. Check out my story. I hope you laugh with me and cry with me and maybe get a little bit inspired."
An inspiring and moving story of Taraji P. Henson, that we can read in her memoir, Around the way girl.
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