All hail Cookie Lyon!
Taraji P. Henson made a splash in her Saturday Night Live hosting debut, where she perfectly spoofed her runaway hit show Empire – and even did her best Nicki Minaj impression.
Worlds collided in one of the best sketches of the night when Henson – reprising her role as beloved Empire matriarch Cookie – went up against another Cookie, Cookie Monster that is, from Sesame Street.
Unfortunately for Cookie Monster, Cookie “don’t share.”
Henson also took a turn playing Nicki Minaj if the singer was doing the sequel to animated film Home. Henson’s Nicki Minaj impression is a must-watch.
Though Henson stars in a music-centric soap, we’ve rarely seen her belt out some tunes on Empire. That needs to change in season two – just listen to her sing!
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Taraji P. Henson admitted she was over the moon when she found out she would be making her SNL debut. Watch her interview with ET days before her episode!