Taraji P. Henson and Mary J. Blige are true BFFs, but it wasn’t always that way. In her new book “Around The Way Girl”, Henson gives details about the night that they first met at a Grammy Awards party.
According to Bossip, Henson says after gushing over her, Blige “turned her back” with a “dismissive wave,” Henson claims. Later, she attempted to speak with Blige on the dance floor by tapping her on the shoulder. “Before I could withdraw my hand, her sister, LaTonya, smacked the crap out of my arm,” Henson marvels. Years later, the two became friends when Blige gushed like a fangirl over her. “I must have said, ‘Thank you, God’ at least a dozen times,” Henson recalls.
Henson and Blige have worked together many times including starring together in Apple Music commercials, performing together on “Lip Sync Battle”, and Blige guest starred on Henson’s show “Empire!”