Meet Cookie Lyon, the clapback queen of Empire
She’s known to have a sharp tongue and even feistier attitude. Come to think of it, Cookie is the type of friend everyone needs, even if it means having her embarrass you a few times to get her point across.
“A lot of times, I don’t listen to Taraji so that she doesn’t cloud the life of this character.”
Never the one to bite her tongue for anyone or back down from a fight, Cookie Lyon is the type of woman who’ll have your back at all costs, but betray her once, and it’ll be the last time you do.
Taraji P Henson once revealed that playing Cookie became a daunting experience because she had to remove herself as Taraji and completely immerse herself in the role. “A lot of times, I don’t listen to Taraji so that she doesn’t cloud the life of this character. And that takes you to places that are very scary because you have to be willing to be uninhibited and I understand that on a really deep level,” she said.
Cookie has a lot of clapback moments, from slapping people who disrespect her to throwing a shoe at Lucious to her infamous one-liners that deserve to make it into the urban dictionary.
So, without further ado, here are 25 of the hardest-hitting clapbacks from Mrs Cookie Lyon, in four glorious minutes: