The actress is set to host the award show this Sunday, and the way she sees it, she's perfect for the gig.
"I feel like I can make us laugh and have fun and forget our differences," Taraji explained on Friday, Nov. 20's Daily Pop. "I did a movie that did that in one of the most tumultuous times in history, Hidden Figures. It brought us together in a different way."
She continued, "[I'm] not saying that I'm the savior, but I certainly have a personality that I think people can, you know, get!"
However, there's one performance in particular that Taraji's most excited to see.
"They are the hottest thing going on right now," Taraji told E! co-host Justin Sylvester. "It's crazy how [fans] pass out and faint and scream. I haven't seen anything like that since New Edition."
Like everyone else, Taraji is desperately in need of new music from the Fenty Beauty mogul.
"I've been waiting for that next album," she said.
Just a couple of months ago, Taraji celebrated her milestone 50th birthday. As she explained on Daily Pop, the big 5-0 "feels like all the other ages," but she does sense that she has more wisdom than ever.
"I really have no f's to give. I don't care. I don't have time to care, you know what I mean?" Taraji expressed. "As long as I'm happy."
"[But] when I say I don't care, of course I care," she added. "I just don't care about what people are thinking about me or other stuff. Like, it's really about me. I'm here for moi."
Watch the complete Daily Pop interview in the above clip!
The 2020 American Music Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m.