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As Cookie Lyon, Taraji P. Henson regularly stole the show in the first season of ' Empire, ' and will definitely be doing it again when the Lyon family returns in September. But in between seasons, she also hosted an amazing episode ' Saturday Night Live ' back in April -- but we didn't get to see all of it when it aired.
Now a sketch that was cut for time has surfaced on 'SNL''s official YouTube channel , and depicts Henson as a motown frontwoman who's forced to make up songs on the spot during a live television performance. Imagine if Kat and Garth -- the two singers once played by Kristin Wiig and Fred Armisen during Weekend Update sketches -- were a cute mid-'60s girl group called The Sparkelles. Yeah, you're welcome.
Come on, 'SNL,' why would you cut this? It's amazing . Let's hope our girl Taraji gets to sing even more when the second season of 'Empire' premieres next month!