And the Best Actress award goes to…Taraji P. Henson! The ‘Empire’ actress immediately got the crowd riled up when she DISSED Donald Trump in her acceptance speech!
Taraji P. Henson, 45, wins the Best Actress award at the 2016 BET Awards for the SECOND year in a row — and we couldn’t be happier for her! The crowd seemed to agree too, but what she said in her speech is what really caught their attention. See what she said here!
The outspoken actress held nothing back when she approached the mic, addressing this year’s upcoming Presidential election saying, “For those who think he’s [Donald Trump, 70] not going to win, think again, because we need to turn this country around.” OUCH!
Taraji first thanked God and BET, calling the awards show “home.” She commended her fellow female actresses calling them all “beautiful,” and then her speech took a very serious turn when she released her political point.
She was very serious when informing the crowd in a stern tone about how serious she is taking this year’s upcoming election. Staring the crowd down with a straight face, Taraji was clear about her diss to the Donald. We wonder what he thought and if he will react to her very public statement.
HollywoodLifers, was Taraji your top choice to win best actress? If not, who did you want to take home the award? Tell us in the comments below!