Taraji P. Henson covers Essence.

Empire” star Taraji P. Henson is gracing the November cover of Essence magazine’s #LifeGoals Guide.

The queen of the Lyon’s den looks absolutely gorgeous with her sleek bob and beaded black Fausto Puglisi dress.

Inside the issue, Taraji talks about the moves she’s made to take her career to the next level.

I’m just gonna keep amassing an audience,” says the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress. “Everything was strategically planned. This is what all my efforts are for.”

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