Y’all ready for the official re-release of ‘It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp’? Well, it’s not that.. but apparently Taraji has hit the studio and is prepared to release her first EP!
Who knew Cookie should’ve got on the mic at Empire that whole time? Taraji P. Henson plans to explore her talents beyond acting in the near future. The 51-year-old on-screen star has shared her plans to embark on a career in music with a soon-to-be-released EP. She announced the news during a recent appearance on The Real where she dished on all of her upcoming ventures.
“I actually have an EP that I’m working on. Surprise!” the Empire star revealed. She later added, “I’m just working on some really good, feel-good music. I’m not trying to toot my own horn here but it was time for a pivot because I’ve done so many iconic roles, you know what I mean? It’s like, I can’t just, you know…acting it has to be something that excites me and challenges me.”
She continued to discuss how expanding in her acting career resulted in the decision to pivot to music. Henson cited her role as Miss Hannigan in the upcoming television musical Annie Live! as well as her role in the upcoming Muppets Haunted Mansion. The Hustle & Flow star sings in both productions. “Like, Miss Hannigan in Annie, challenges me. That’s musical theater, taking me back to my roots. So it’s about just continuing to challenge myself…I kept saying that music, I might have missed it because I became a mother so early on in college, but God has other plans for me because the music is just really falling in my lap. Like, it started with The Muppets, and through the Muppets, I booked Miss Hannigan, and it just keeps coming. So, Im gon’ ride the wave. Why not?” she said.
Honestly, if it’s good.. she’s right, why not? I’m rooting for any postive, successful, black woman to continue to expand their brand and grow. Take a look at the clip below and let us know if you’re here for Taraji releasing music?