Taraji P. Henson Says Mary J. Blige Was Rude During Their First Encounter
What’s the 411 with Taraji and Mary J. Blige?!?
Taraji P. Henson is sharing all the intimate details of her life in her new memoir “Around The Way Girl” where she recalls a bad experience with singer Mary J. Blige.
The actress recounts first meeting with her now BFF, Mary J. Blige, and getting smacked at a Grammy party reports Hip Hollywood:
Taraji says this about her first encounter with the legendary singer:
After gushing over her, the singer “turned her back” with a “dismissive wave,” she 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.
Remember when Taraji did a lip-synch challenge as Mary J. Blige: