Empire’s Cookie Lyon has been obsessed with the American Song Awards. Her ex-husband, Lucious, and son, Jamal, were both up for “Song of the Year” and in the latest episode, “Rise by Sin,” we finally got to the ASAs but both Lyons lost. There were, however, other awards handed out.
If there is one woman who knows how to get stuff done and keep it moving it’s Empire’s Cookie Lyon. The entrepreneur, mother and fashion icon reflects on her year since she got sprung from prison. She sat down with TVRD to reflect on her whirlwind year.
It’s campaign season and protesters have been making headline news but they could get even more attention by jazzing things up a bit. On last night’s episode of Empire, Jamal’s fans voiced their discontent with his private life. Here’s what Empire teaches about getting your point across.
Hakeem spent the first half of Season 2, being bullied and humiliated by his father. Lucious made sure to let the world know that he thinks his son is a p-ssy. It was a smart technique to ensure that Hakeem got revenge at the first opportunity.
Empire’s fall finale packed a couple of surprises. The empire is now more or less in the hands of Hakeem Lyon—Hakeem, of all people. Naomi Campbell is back as Camilla Marks, who has taken her bitchiness and cunning to the next level. She not only swayed Hakeem’s vote to oust Lucious, she’s in a position to pull the strings.
Aside from unfortunate twerking or whatever she was supposed to do to appeal to investor Mimi Whiteman and some off-screen sapphic action—which Mimi says was subpar—Miss Kitty got nothing to do. She finally has a story and was up to her old antics last night.