February 21, 2017 11:52 am
Getty Images/Kevin Mazur

It’s no surprise that Laverne Cox is a part of the Beyhive. The ‘Orange is the New Black’ star — who famously killed it on the stage to Destiny’s Child’s ‘Lose My Breath’ in Lip Sync Battle — stopped by ESSENCE to talk about the Grammys and all things Queen Bey, saying the star helped her come into her womanhood. “When I discovered Beyoncé, when she was a member Destiny’s Child, I was also in the beginning of my transition,” Cox said. “I was trying to find my look and find my womanhood. I came into my womanhood listening to DC.” She continued, saying that women like Serena Williams, Viola Davis and Bey are examples we should all look up to. “When you’re a Black woman, you have to be the very best at what you do.” Check out the interview.

This article originally appeared in Essence.

Related Links

Laverne Cox dishes on the scorching hot dress she wore to the Grammys
Laverne Cox reveals natural beauty in latest selfie
Laverne Cox is making history on with CBS’s ‘Doubt’