Hollywood star Taraji P. Henson got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a ceremony which held yesterday. John Singleton and Mary J. Blige shared words about her at the event. Her fiance was also there to support.
She cried while the ceremony was happening and dedicated the accolade to her grandmother, mother, and son saying ‘Everything I do, I work so hard to make them proud.’
The Empire star explained that she knows that her 94 year old grandmother Patsy is praying for her and tears began to flow when she said: ‘I know she never thought that she would live to see this… And grandma I hope that you are so proud because this is your legacy.’
Taraji recalled a time during her childhood which she found her mother Bernice crying over bills.
Saying “And I made a promise I said “Ma don’t you to cry no more. I’m going to be rich one day and I’m going to be famous and I’m going to take care of you.”
‘So I had a lot to live up to, because you know, I said it so I had to do it.’
She said that people doubted her especially when she moved out to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting with a mere $700 in her pocket.
The Empire star said it was her son – who was a one-year-old at the time – that motivated her to succeed: ‘I just made a promise to him, I said “I’m never going to give up, I know things are going to be hard.’
She went on to say: ‘When you love that deep and you make promises, you have to keep them.’
Taraji successful film career began in the early 1990s as she earned her SAG Card for working as an extra
She rose to prominence in 2001 when she starred in comedy-drama Baby Boy with Tyrese Gibson and Snoop Dogg.