The Empire star was caught breaking it down on camera by the show's director

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated May 25, 2015 04:55 PM
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The girl has got moves! Empire star Taraji P. Henson was caught by Lee Daniels shaking it on the dance floor.

The show director-creator, 55, shared an Instagram video on Saturday of the actress twerking at a party held at TAO Beach in Las Vegas.

Daniels captured the 44-year-old mom, who was clad in a colorful string bikini and sunglasses, grooving to Cash Out’s “She Twerkin'” in the crowded room.

It appears Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon on the Fox music drama, knows she’s being filmed, until she suddenly commands Daniels to “Stop!” at the end of the clip, before he turns the camera on himself.

“She’s troubled … #deeplytroubledtoday #smh #iaintshitforthis @tarajiphenson,” Daniels wrote beside the video.

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Henson is in Vegas with the director and his boyfriend Jahil Fisher, as well as comedian Kevin Hart. The actress posted a video later in the day in the same ensemble, singing alongside the Wedding Ringer star.

“NEVER a dull moment with this fool!!!!@kevinhart I love him soooooo much!!!#LilAss,” she wrote.