Taraji P. Henson's Cookie is hell-bent on rebuilding the Lyon household on Empirebut the powerful family may just collapse again when the actress squares off against Terrence Howard—who plays her ex-husband on the FOX show—on the season finale of Lip Sync Battle.

On the next episode, and for the first time on the show, the opponents will go head-to-head in the very same performance. In this case, the battle will play out to the tune of "It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp," the Oscar-winning track which they just happened to perform together in 2005's Hustle & Flow. In the sneak peek above, they're unleashing the big guns in the name of victory.

Henson comes out swinging in the video, and sways as she echoes the 10-year-old recording of her own voice (this show has just become alarmingly meta...). Still, Howard won't soon go down without a fight, and when it's his turn to assume the spotlight, he goes for gold. Show host LL Cool J, who can't help but brush the dirt off of Mary J. Blige's shoulder as he watches on, seems to approve.

The show most recently named Iggy Azalea a victor over her groom-to-be, Nick Young.

Check out the preview above, and be sure to see these two battle it out on Lip Sync Battle Thursday night at 10 PM EST on Spike.

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