When it comes to Taraji P. Henson, if there is one thing to know it’s that she loves a glam moment. From red carpets to television appearances, the actress is always going to be picture-ready when she steps out. That’s why last night, her effortless slay was nothing less than expected. The Empire star hosted the 2020 American Music Awards and despite the audience being limited to socially distanced families and friends, she still gave a show.
Last week when speaking to ESSENCE, the actress was anticipating getting back on stage and tapping into her theater school background. “I love the stage and any chance I get to showcase many of my talents,” she exclaimed. Opening up the show in an iced-out nude jumpsuit, Henson kicked off the AMAs with viral Tik Tok dance moves to songs like “WAP” and “Savage,” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
Throughout the night, the actress waltzed across the stage in couture gowns from brands like Area, Pyer Moss and George Shobeika. Teaming up with celebrity stylist and longtime wardrobe collaborator Jason Bolden, Henson is speculated to have made over 12 wardrobe changes yesterday evening. While award season this year leading into 2021 will be different, Taraji is another host that weathered through this new normal in the entertainment industry.
Check out some of our favorite favorite moments from the actress below.