By Natasha

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Taraji P. Henson brought the funnies last night as the host of “SNL.” Chek out her Nicki Minaj impersonation and so much more inside…

From the “Empire” to 30 Rock, Taraji P. Henson’s name is blowing up…as it should. She’s paid her dues for plenty of years, and it’s about time the world knows that “Yvette” from Baby Boy can do it all….including hosting “SNL.”

Last night, Taraji had some fun during her monologue, singing a gospel song about what she could have been doing had the Lord not blessed her with an acting career. Ha!

And yes, Cookie met the Cookie Monster in a Sesame Street sketch. Check out our fave videos from last night below, plus her gallery of sexy SNL promo pics:

Taraji’s gospel-inspired monologue about where she COULD have been had she not “made it” as an actress (complete with a choir):

When Cookie Lyon replaces the Cookie Monster on “Sesame Street”

Taraji as Nicki Minaj in new hip hop music promo from the movie Home

Janelle (Sasheer Zamata) gets a lesson in dancing properly like a woman from her mom (Taraji P. Henson).

In order to form robot champion Connectatron, Mavis (Taraji P. Henson) has to attach her spaceship as the left leg but she’s not really feeling it.

Photos: Will Heath/Dana Edelson/Mary Ellen Mathews/NBC

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