Taraji P. Henson Listens to Hip-Hop When She Get Ready For Red Carpets


(AllHipHop News) Taraji P. Henson “vibed” out to Kendrick Lamar while getting ready for the Oscars.

The “Hidden Figures” actress stunned at the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday (February 26), opting for old Hollywood glamour in a navy velvet Alberta Ferretti gown, that sat off the shoulders and featured a thigh-high split.

She teamed the look with Nirav Modi diamonds around her neck, Jimmy Choo shoes and soft waves in her hair.

“Taraji loves to have a toast of champagne, listen to Kendrick Lamar or classic hip-hop. It’s always fun; we just vibe out,” her make-up artist Ashunta Sheriff told People.

For the make-up, which included a blue smoky eye, luminous skin and a natural lip, Ashunta took inspiration from Diahann Carroll, the first black actress to star in her own TV series.

“(Taraji) loved it,” the beauty expert smiled. “She knows that I know her face as well as my own so she trusts me and doesn’t fight back – usually!”