Taraji P. Henson

Empire star Taraji P. Henson put gay bashing rappers in their place with a few choice words.

Henson, who won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role on Empire, took aim at homophobic rappers (and others) who bash the gay-themed musical soap opera.

"We ignore that. That's nonsense and that's fear, so we understand where that's coming from, so there's nothing to comment on that," she said. Taraji touted 'Empire's slipping ratings, saying "The numbers speak for themselves." Yes, the numbers took a nosedive the entire season. The final episode saw the lowest ratings since the premiere episode of season 1.

While acknowledging the discomfort felt by many viewers who aren't down with the Gay Agenda, Taraji said the show advocates for gay teens who struggle with their sexual identities.

"People are dealing with this, it's not a joke, that's why it's in the script. It's not for show, it's not for sensationalism. It's because people are struggling with this. And that's why we shed light on it. You can't make everybody happy, we don't try to. We just try to touch and affect lives and I think we have."

As for the rappers who slam the show's homosexual agenda, Taraji said, "We're always going to have haters, so here's to all my haters! I'll send you cookies, thanks."

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  • Sincerity7

    Cookies help make anything better...

  • Beyawnce

    Power should have won something. but its too hood for white folks

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    There's a few rappers I'd love to give my cookies to?? There's a few rappers I have given me cookies to, for a small fee, allegedly?

  • Dem Moore

    I'm sure my view is not shared by many, but I don't like she can act that well.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    sensationalism

    __________

    Really..... because that's exactly what I get from it ..... but do you bew .... congrats hun

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey bew <3

  • AnonymousRose

    I don't even watch it,....shrugs*****

  • sealsaa

    Its a damn television show. If you're that bothered by same sex intimacy then maybe you need to watch the 700 Club instead.

  • Yoni

    I like Taraji!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Me either ....

  • AnonymousRose

    same thing, just different color...shrugs******ooops

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I love Taraji and Jussie for their continued help with the struggle #BlackLivesMatter There's only so much they can do without jeopardizing their careers, verrrrry appreciative of them. Even the funny faced brother tries...You can tell his heart isn't in it, but that's all good...I'll continue to support Empire just based on 2 of its stars continual community contributions?? I don't care how much they gay it up?? Taint nothing wrong with some extra sugar...Lessen you got 'diaabeetus' Or are suppressing your secret 'diaabeetus'hmmmmm??

  • Yoni

    *jots down 700 club for future viewing referecences*

    So er, uhm, is it a cooking, house, fight club show or what? :shrug:

  • Dee

    What a beautiful woman.

  • AnonymousRose

    read below

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    When I scrolled down and saw one reply. I knews it. I knews it was you. Mornin?? Happy 2 days after powerball let down day? Still depressed about that one?

  • sealsaa

    Its Pat Robertson's Bible thumping power hour.

  • Yoni

    Eating one NOW! LOL

  • LibraGirlonly

    Taraji do your thang girl. I loved it when she passed out cookies.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hell me too ugh .....

  • LibraGirlonly

    You forgot racist.

  • Mz.Capricorn

    Taraji is likable as a person, but her acting is sooo overrated & her hair looked a mess last night.

  • Yoni

    Oh and they are the biggest, sexist....nevermind.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    We gone figure something out? Maybe revitalize the phone sex industry? That was profitable for me in the 90s, allegedly? Then came those damn webcams? The voice I could do, but once they axed to see me???

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Congrats Taraji!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    *down vote*

  • Mister Fantastic

    Not gayeeee ish going on Power that's why.

  • Mz.Capricorn

    @Brenden. Lol. Hush!!!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Happy birthday?? Did you know it was @Nancy's B-day too? Didn't know til I saw her avi. These heffers don't tell me nothin?

  • Rayne

    That's a fine sistah right there.

  • Mz.Capricorn

    @Brenden. Nancy b-day is: Wednesday & Mines is: Saturday. #Duh #Ketchup.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ?? My babies growing right before my eyes?? Taint been this proud since I got approved for SSI??

  • Just Keya

    I liked her hair!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I don't care what she says the g*y scenes are directed towards and who, everybody still ain't about that lifestyle and they need to accept it just like we need to understand that people are g*y. Anyway congratz to her winning.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Congrats Taraji. I don't want to see gratuitous sex of any variety on tv. Jenie I see what you were saying. Glad to see her doing well, she's had a long career and Cookie is funny.

  • Mz.Capricorn

    @Keya. Really? It looked liked she just woke up to me. Lol.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    It was non forced. Cappy don't get it...Its a style. This isn't over styled style...I'm not trying too hard look??

  • Orchidjones

    You know, I hate saying this about my fellow Virgo sister, but sometimes I just wish Taraj would act like she has some class. I watched the golden globe, and her garbled rant speech last night, and she was no different that Yvette or Cookie. So frankly they gave her a golden globe for being herself. Stop Johnetta one-noting Taraj. I hope I didnt offend anyone here but I'm annoyed with her for a few days but I will get through it soon enough.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    So...NOT ONE OF YOU was going to mention that Nicki Minaj and Farrah from Teen Mom had a Twitter beef?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's like she aged over night I swear .... still a beautiful woman .... but wow

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You know damn well Ion care about that demon Icky ......

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    BUT...(EVEN THO I LOVE ME SOME YVETTE) IT'S DEFINITELY FOR SHOW AND SENSATIONALISM...

  • Just Keya

    I forgot. ANd I cracked up the whole time. Farrah really thinks she treats her momma right. smh. I never liked her.

  • Emily post

    Hollywood Agenda... Come on now they play agenda politics with what they put on the air who they put on the air and what they allow them to do. On one hand its great she is getting recognition but that show and that role. LOL ..... I knew once she came out in the Gorilla suit.... All that was missing was a banana skirt...She was gonna win with Hollywood... Next.... I am waiting for Mona Scott to get a Image Award.... and be a Presenter at Black Girls Rock....

  • Just Keya

    Nah, it was simple and a little tossed. I loved it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Exactly ...... that show is all about shock value .... for ratings ... hence the cameos ..... this gets the people to watch ...... but Ima let Taraji have that one there ...

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    It seemed like she might get right for a minute. She had a job and was going to school. Then she went completely left, hasn't been right since then.

  • Just Keya

    Listen, I don't like how she talks to her mom and dad. She is a total trip. And not that cute. IMO

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Farrah told her to go to church and worry about her rapist brother instead of her and her mama ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh my ........ dead ....

  • Too Many Colors

    50 Cent need those cookies Taraji. Send him some first.

  • Too Many Colors

    I can't stand Farrah. Her and Janelle

  • Just Keya

    Farrah needs to be in church right next to her for all the porn she was doing thinking that was cute. Tuh.

  • Just Keya

    THIS. Janelle is another one who talks to the mother like crap. smdh. They clearly have the right ones. smdh

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I was just about to say, Janelle is just as bad if not worse. I would have no teeth trying it with my mama!

  • 1/8

    I'm not a fan of stereotypical black roles, either. When Cookie's character spat on Camilla, I was done with this show.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    True...but it was funny ???

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I JUST CAN'T...AND LITERALLY WON'T.

  • Hair Lova ???

    Hell I liked her hair too! She was sporting that alabaster tossed look!

  • Just Keya

    NONE!!!! I can't see how the moms keep allowing that. I would of told MTV I'm done. Film her but not me or my house or my anything. Farrah would not even have much of a story line without the mom. And Janelle as well.

  • Just Keya

    Told you I laughed the whole time.

  • Too Many Colors

    Janelle from down there by where Lottery Marie is. Janelle makes the news here all the time too. ??. Bish was getting arrested at one point quarterly

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    That entire dynamic between her and her parents has always been horrible and uncomfortable to watch. Sad. She's not self aware enough to realize how wrong she is for a lot of what she does either. Farrah has real issues, she needs help.

  • Just Keya

    smdh. A real mess.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Janelle...that one went and had another kid too...Janelle and Farrah are so messed up. MTV needs to stop exploiting them and get them evaluated.

  • Just Keya

    Leave it to her though, it's everyone else. Not her. Sad indeed.

  • Too Many Colors

    Funniest shyt was when that bish and her "boy FRAN Kee-fah" (how her mama says it) stole that damn cc and went to Jersey. ??. And on way back had no gas cause Barbara had cut it off??

  • Just Keya

    THIS. How you having another baby, but you can't do right by the first one? Who STILL living with your momma?

  • Just Keya

    Man listen. How you ok with stealing from your momma?! I could NOT

  • Handle your issues

    Never seen it so...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Newpost

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Mad at your mom for taking care of your child. I'd have beat the ever living shyt out of Janelle. Dragged her azz thoroughly.

  • Too Many Colors

    And then went smoove off on her mom about reporting the card stolen. I was so so WEAK watching that ish. Me and @Yoni used to be DEAD over Janelle.

  • Just Keya

    Right. She is raising your baby, while you out here doing any damn thing, and not even coming over to give baths or nothing. All the while screaming about how your gonna get him back. bish when? She is doing YOUR damn job, and you mad? Eat glass.

  • Hair Lova ???

    Happy birthday my fellow Cap sister. Just in case I miss it.

  • Just Keya

    RIght!! I was watching like, is this hoe bat shyt crazy or what. smdh. Out of control. Does she pay the mom child support?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lolololol chile ya know that word was used to throw people lmao .... chile bye ..... that is exactly what that show is for lmao

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Congrats!

  • 88

    This is NOT a win for us she wore a gorilla suit for goodness sake.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Damn, really?? Wow. I hate MTV for keeping her on the show. Just let her go be a meth head somewhere and stop giving her MTV checks.

  • MissyJ

    Did you watch the sneak peek? Farrah is awful to everyone. She yells and curses at the production staff, her child is just as bad. It was painful to watch how she acts.

  • Auditor

    Sigh...done with this sh*t...just like Halle Berry won one for f*cking a white man...

  • Auditor

    Most people ain't though *shrugs*

  • Auditor

    Damn

  • Just Keya

    And if I was production, the producers and I would have to have a come to Jesus. Get her together or else.

  • Ria

    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Taraji shut up.

  • Tammy GILBERT

    yeh that"s how they win only need more postive stuff like being the frist female judge etc

  • Sk8board T

    I'm so sick this bitch Sandra and her Gay Agenda bullshit. Ain't no such thing. Jus cuz we want to v treated like human fukn being don't mean we got an Agenda. Nobody tryn yo turn u or ur kids gay. We could giv two fux wat any of y'all including ur children do with yours/their life. #FUCKYOUSANDRAROSEYOUHOMOPHOBICBITCH

  • jussaying

    Yes sometimes she can be a bit much.

  • Orchidjones

    oh yes there is!!

    did you see the pool scene where Lobos was being pleasured under water before his attempted assassination? and the 3some with Tommy?---well that may not count, but if that pool scene wasn't i don't know what is..

  • Orchidjones

    oh yes there is!!

    did you see the pool scene where Lobos was being pleasured under water before his attempted assassination? and the 3some with Tommy?---well that may not count, but if that pool scene wasn't i don't know what is..

  • Lovelove

    Yeah but I bet they scale back all the ghey stuff if the ratings continue to dip.

  • Lovelove

    Yeah but I bet they scale back all the ghey stuff if the ratings continue to dip.

  • Lovelove

    Power is waaaay better than empire.

  • Lovelove

    Power is waaaay better than empire.

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    ????????

  • breana

    Taraji was on something when she gave her speech.

  • Pucci Jones

    Sandra is a dumb azz self hating bitch.You can find someone too boo. I know she thinks cuz she's not the prettiest she cant find anyone as she enters old age. Bitch, if wanda sykes can you can too. Learn to love yaself.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    i love cookies....

  • middleagerant42

    I love them both.

  • neal

    U dam rt u have had an affect! This gay thing in the black community is thru the roof. Use u ms Henson to praise this toxic lifestyle and put it local channels for UR ppl to see and believe is ok bc they believe and trust in u to be role model for them. U should be shamed taraji. Powers to be 1st glorify u then use u to mentally attack the black family. Hope u get a lot of satisfaction at the expense of ur ppl pain Ms Henson. It goes to show how vulnerable and weak minded of a person u really are. Weak ass

  • QuirkyQwerty

    Power is a good show. It just should havebeen on a different network.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ????

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Now see I missed that part I know she told her that her videos are like porn ? But no clue she brought and paid for Nikki brother in a read ohhhh do tell I'm all ears ??

  • Mister Fantastic

    Oh yeah, forgot about that lol...

  • BLACK LOVE

    They need to get rid of her that wack show and them gay sissys..all of them make me embarrassed

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    :( lolz

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    I mightve been a girl 6 in the 90s too... and I worked had several dudes working the gay lines, the stories they would tell me...

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???