Taraji P. Henson Fans Go Wild After She Shows That ‘Cookie’ Can Slay the #SavageChallenge Too

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Taraji P. Henson sent fans into a tizzy this week when she reshared a video compilation of her hit “Empire” character Cookie Lyon set to the tune of the new viral #SavageChallenge.

The new social media dance trend, inspired by Megan Thee Stallion‘s hit single “Savage,” has taken the internet by storm, with celebrities like Ryan Destiny, singer Normani, KeKe Palmer and Kandi Burruss giving it a go.

Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson has cemented herself as fan favorite Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox drama “Empire.” (Photo: @FilmsAfroActu/Facebook)

On Saturday, Henson, 49, reshared a montage created by Instagram user @_icomplexity showing her character Cookie’s best moments from the hit Fox drama “Empire.” The sharp-tongued, sassy matriarch of the Lyon family has been a fan favorite on the show, which is in its sixth and final season.

“Aaaaayyyyyyeeeee #Cookie #savage AF I see no lies!!!” Henson captioned the post. “THIS IS DOPE AFπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ THANK YOU @_icomplexity  #savagechallenge.”

Fans agreed, saying Cookie’s “savage challenge” was the best they’d seen yet.

“Winner!!!!!” wrote “Little Women: Atlanta” star Tanya Scott.

“Cookie is the ultimate queen β€οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ’•,” another chimed in.

“Love this ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️. Best who ever done it 😍,” someone else agreed.

The video even drew a response from Megan Thee Stallion herself, who wrote, “I love youuuuuuu!”

Megan Thee Stallion Response to Taraji P. Henson
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”@theestallion WHEN WE GON MEET!!!” Henson replied. “I am tired of this long distance love affair BIH!!!! Stop playing with my feelings. YOU SAVAGE AZZ QUEEN!!! So proud of you!”

The “Empire” star is no stranger to setting social media abuzz. Late last year, she shared throwback video of one her holiday specials, co-hosted with friend and co-star Terrence Howard, that left fans fawning over her smokin’ hot looks.

In the brief clip, Henson dazzles in a plunging black dress, designed by fashion house Berta, which specializes in bridal wear.

The Washington, D.C., native continues playing up to the camera, fixing her curly hair and throwing fans a few seductive looks.

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