6 Reasons we love Cookie Lyon

By Drum Digital
05 April 2016

Empire's Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) is the diva we love to hate and hate to love.

There has always been an ongoing fight happening in silence that nobody really openly knew about,  Yes, the fight for the title of the ultimate TV Diva. Taraji P. Henson who plays the iconic roll of Cookie Lyon has entered the ring as a new contender for the title.

The term "born to play that roll" applies even more so for Taraji P. Henson who undoubtedly brought the character Cookie Lyon to life and with it brought a new take and her own personal style on the classic diva persona.

Which brings me straight into the 6 reasons we love Cookie Lyon.

Image: Taraji P. Henson, Instagram Image: Taraji P. Henson, Instagram

 1) Cookie knows what she wants: She walked into Empire and said "I'm here to get whats mine". Cookie beats around no bush, she's straight forward and to the point, she makes absolutely sure she's not misunderstood by anybody.

2) She Knows how tough life can be: she knows some people does not have what it takes to stand alone out there, that's why she said "The streets ain't made for everybody, that's why they made sidewalks".

3) Cookie doesn't just forgive:  Like she told Anika "Boo Boo Kitty, Just 'cause I asked Jesus to forgive you don't mean I do."

4) Cookie has shown to have great faith: Right before she was sent to prison, she stood with Lucious and her sons and she told them "God got us, God got us", she showed her faith even when she would be sent to prison and separated from her family.

5) She shuts down pretenders: Even if that pretender happens to be her own son, as she told Hakeem "You need to stop rapping like you from the streets, 'cause you not 'bout that life." Cookie stands for no falseness.

6) Shes always worried about her sons: She cares for them even if they don't always side with her, and no matter how bad it gets between her and Lucious she'll always be right there willing to help them,  just like she told Jamal "No matter what's going on between me and your daddy. I got you".

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