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Actress Is 'This Close' to Being Topless!
When actress Taraji P. Henson hosted the annual Black Girls Rock event last Saturday night in Newark, New Jersey, she made sure all eyes were focused on her. The "Empire" star wore a brilliant royal blue gown with a bodice cut so dangerously low she was "this close" to being topless!

Taraji P. Henson is gorgeous and sexy in this royal blue gown with a bodice cut so dangerously low that she is "this close" to being topless!

The show will air on BET on August 22, but meanwhile ABC News collected some inspirational quotes from some of the honorees' acceptance speeches:

  • Issa Rae: "Once I learned to like me more than others did, I didn't have to worry about being the funniest or the most popular or the prettiest," she said. "I was the best me, and I've only ever tried to be that. So I want to thank the Black Girls Rock for honoring the version of me that I hope will only improve, and I'm a black girl who rocks, baby!"

  • Roberta Flack: "Celebrate your successes. Learn through your mistakes. Be grateful forgive and persevere. I always say, and I've always said, somewhere in my comment to other people love is a song. Love is a song. Each of you has a song in your heart, and you keep singing that song, whatever that looks like."

  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters: "I am you, and you are me. We have power we have endurance. We can do things that others have told us we can't do. I don't care how big you are, I don't how high you think you are, if you come for me, I'm coming for you."

  • Solange: "When I was a young girl, I was searching and searching and searching for language to articulate who I was and what I felt like inside, and I want to tell the young black girls who might be watching out here that I'm still searching. And I don't always have it. Don't always have it figured out. There are days when I feel very insecure and I feel like I failed. There are days when I feel so [expletive] weird and alone, but I get up, and I want you to know that you can and will too. Just know that you can always rise."

Taraji P. Henson looked like old Hollywood glamour at the Academy Awards in this elegant and oh-so-sexy midnight blue velvet gown that showed a peek of cleavage and emphasized the swell of her bosom.

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