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Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Not Like Us’ Skit at 2024 BET Awards

Taraji P. Henson made quite an impression at the 2024 BET Awards, held in Los Angeles on June 30. Known for her versatile acting skills, Taraji took to the stage dressed as Kendrick Lamar and delivered an entertaining parody of Lamar’s Drake diss track, “Not Like Us.”

With her vibrant red hoodie, light blue jeans, and sneakers, Taraji’s attire closely mirrored what Kendrick Lamar wore during his performance at The Pop Out – Ken & Friends concert in Inglewood, California, on June 19. Hosting the event, the 53-year-old actress used her parody to address the issue of unequal pay in Hollywood, particularly among female actors.

The audience couldn’t help but join in as Taraji altered the song’s chorus to, “This is about us,” creating a powerful moment that resonated with many in the crowd. Her performance was not just a comedic skit but also a poignant statement on gender inequality in the entertainment industry.

In terms of awards, Drake led the nominations for the 2024 BET Awards with seven mentions, including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. He was followed by Nicki Minaj, who secured six nods. J. Cole and Sexyy Red both received five nominations, while Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage, and Doja Cat each garnered four nominations. This year’s lineup of nominees showcased a diverse range of talent and highlighted some of the biggest names in hip-hop and rap.

Taraji P. Henson’s unique parody added a refreshing twist to the BET Awards, blending humor with a serious message. It was a reminder of her multifaceted talent and her willingness to use her platform to spotlight critical issues. The 2024 BET Awards not only celebrated the achievements of outstanding artists but also served as a platform for important conversations in the industry.

Below is the skit of Taraji P. Henson performing “Not Like Us” at the 2024 BET Awards, capturing her flair and the audience’s enthusiastic reaction.

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Source: BET, NewsBreak