When Taraji P. Henson was announced at the host of the BET Awards 2021, we knew that she would give us everything we needed for the music-filled night. Besides providing comedy, live entertainment, and sisterhood vibes, the multi-talented star also slayed with several jaw-dropping looks that kept us talking the entire night!
With multiple outfit changes (an estimated total of twelve), we were left awe-struck each time she made an appearance during Culture’s Biggest Night! She even paid homage to notable Black women who inspire her.
Below, see how Henson used her fashion and beauty to pay tribute to Diana Ross, Erykah Badu, Spades, Baby Esther Jones (The Black Betty Boop), Tina Turner and even H.E.R!
Styled By Jason Bolden and John Mumblo, Taraji showed off her musical side with an ensemble from Dundas. The look was inspired by singer H.E.R.
Makeup artist, Saisha Beecham ensured that Taraji shined when styled in a sequin fringed dress with structured shoulders from Zuhair Murad. Fabulous!
Hairstylist Tym Wallace gave Taraji the largest afro possible to celebrate the legacy of 'the boss' Diana Ross. We especially love the extravagance of this Greta Constantine number.
The host gave a brief history on twerking while paying homage to Baby Esther Jones (better known as the original betty boop).
Taraji served up hotness in a beaded lace catsuit and a 40-inch unit. The fabulous host accentuated her looks the embellished talons.