Taraji P. Henson Gets Down to “I Will Survive” — With a Few Embellishments

'Empire' actress Taraji P. Henson, who stars in the new film 'Hidden Figures,' knows "I Will Survive" is a track best performed with gusto. She ad-libs and dances her way through the Gloria Gaynor hit in this dramatic remix.

Released on 1/13/2017

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Taraji P. Henson

Lynn Hirschberg

Nickolas James

Transcript

00:00
I will survive!
00:03
Yeah, you ain't heard the remix yet, have ya?
00:12
♫ At first I was afraid
00:14
♫ I was petrified
00:16
♫ Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
00:21
♫ But then I spent so many nights
00:23
♫ thinking how you did me wrong
00:25
♫ I grew strong
00:27
♫ And I learned how to get along
00:29
♫ And so you're back
00:31
♫ From outer space
00:34
♫ I just walked in to find you here
00:36
♫ with that sad look upon your face
00:38
♫ I should have changed that stupid lock
00:40
♫ I should have made you leave your key
00:43
♫ If I'd known for just one second
00:45
♫ You'd be back to bother me
00:47
♫ Go on now, go
00:50
♫ Walk out the door
00:52
♫ Just turn around now
00:54
♫ 'cause you're not welcome anymore
00:57
♫ Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
01:00
♫ You'd think I'd crumble
01:02
♫ You'd think I'd lay down and die
01:04
No, bad [beep]!
01:07
That's the remix.
01:09
♫ Oh no
01:10
♫ I will survive
01:11
♫ Oh, as long as I know how to love
01:14
♫ I know I'll stay alive
01:16
♫ 'Cause I got all my life to live
01:17
♫ And I got all my love to give
01:20
♫ And I'll survive
01:22
♫ I will survive
01:24
♫ Hey, hey
01:26
Dance break.
01:27
[offscreen laughing]
01:29
This is the part of her survival.
01:31
She's getting born without you.
01:33
She's doing good without you, man.
01:36
Get your [beep] and go!
01:38
[laughing]
01:39
[Woman OffScreen] That was amazing!