Posted by | Ray Cornelius

January 28 is officially “Taraji P. Henson Day” in Hollywood, CA.

The Oscar-nominated actress, singer and activist received her long overdue star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Empire diva was surrounded by her family including her grandmother, mother and beloved son.

Others in attendance included Hollywood Walk of Famers Mary J. Blige and John Singleton as well as Will Packer and James Lopez, producers of her upcoming film, What Men Want.

“If any babies are out there, I just want you to know that everything I do I think about you. I’m a mom. I have a son. When I set out on this journey, I said ‘I’ll never give up’ because If I give up what am I teaching my son. If I give up, what am I teaching those who look up to me? So, everything I do is for a generation coming behind me because if it were not for the generation before, I would be standing before you,” said an emotional Henson.

Watch the full ceremony below:

Photo Credits: Instagram/Will Packer + YouTube