We all have regrets. And for Terrence Howard that includes not jumping on stage at the 2006 Academy Awards to perform the Oscar-winning Hustle & Flow track, "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp," which he performs in the film.
"I wish I had. And my manager at the time said, 'No, you're gonna sit here in your tux and you're gonna receive this award. You're not gonna get up there and rap,'" he recalled on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. "And I was siting there trying to play 'good boy' at the time, which sometimes we do in this business — we try to play 'good boy.' But it was one of the few things that I regret not doing in my career was not performing at the Oscars 'Hard out Here for a Pimp.'"
Instead, the track was performed by Taraji P. Henson (who co-starred in the movie with Terrence and currently stars on Empire with him/sings the hook on the track) as well as Juicy J and Three 6 Mafia, who co-wrote the track with Cedric Coleman. "Taraji was up there and I'm watching Juicy J and them do my song," he said. "And whether they wrote half of it, 'cause my stuff I didn't write down that I wrote. I should have. If I had written down what I wrote, I would have that Oscar too. But I should have gone up there. You always finish what you start. I should have finished it."
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