The 40-year-old actress kind of has a point.
She’s appeared in such films as 2001’s “Baby Boy” with Tyrese Gibson and Snoop Dogg, 200’5 “Hustle & Flow” and Brad Pitt’s movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
Henson is also an accomplished singer. Who knew?
“Oh my God, being on ‘Saturday Night Live’ really means so much to me, because after 20 years in show business, white people finally know who I am,” she exclaimed with a huge laugh.
“Look I’ve been around for a while, but a lot of you are just getting to know me as Cookie on ‘Empire,'” she added. “This role really changed my life. I spent so many years hustling in this business and now I’m here.”
“So I guess you could say I made it, hallelujah!”
And with that she was handed a mic and broke into a song. “Don’t worry about where you are, be grateful that you’ve come this far,” she sang in the opening refrain.
She also ran through a litany of occupations where she could have ended up like “working a pole for a dollar,” being a hip-hop ‘ho” and “handing out samples in a grocery store.”
She was joined in the hilarious song by eight gospel singers and other SNL cast members added to the chorus about jobs they could have been doing.
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