Taraji P. Henson may not have won an Emmy Sunday night for her portrayal of  Cookie Lyon on Fox’s hit drama Empire, but she gave us all a master class on how to be an awesome friend.

During the evening, Henson released the “YAAAAAAAASSSS” heard ’round the world when she announced Regina King won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in American Crime. 


But that wasn’t the end of Henson’s enthusiasm for her fellow sisters in Hollywood. She got emotional all over again when Viola Davis made history as the first Black woman to take home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, an honor many thought Henson would win.


Last night, Henson looked amazing, but it was her genuine love for Davis and King that made us all wish she was part of our squad.

Every woman needs a friend like Taraji, and here are 5 reasons why.

#1 She’s genuinely happy for your success

#2 She’s your biggest cheerleader

#3 Your happiness makes her happy too

#4 She has your back, no matter who’s around

#5 You always have a great time together, even when you’re just hanging at home

Do you have a friend like Taraji in your crew? 

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