Taraji P. Henson was the star on Jimmy Fallon’s That’s My Jam. The actress was partnered with Normani in a game against couple Taika Waititi and Rita Ora on Monday titled “Slay It, Don’t Spray It,” which is now my favorite karaoke game to watch. During the segment, the pairs have to fill in the blank of song lyrics to avoid being sprayed with water from a hose in their microphone.
Henson and Normani got soaked when the Empire actress was unable to recall the rest of the lyrics to Jennifer Lopez’s “Waiting for Tonight.” The pair dramatically ducked for cover as the water began to spray. “It’s just water!” Fallon exclaimed, but as a Black girl with a protective hairstyle, I felt their pain. “You cannot wet Black girls’ hair! You cannot wet Black girls’ hair! That was not in my contract!” Henson screamed, jokingly adding, “I’m heading out.” Normani, who was wearing a wig, yelled, “My leaveout!” The pair got hosed one more time before dashing out of the booth when the third stream of water was headed their way. Henson jokingly yelled at Fallon throughout the segment and it was priceless. Jimmy, let’s get optional shower caps for future episodes, shall we? Watch the full video above!