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Hakeem Lyon is a fictional character from the original FOX musical drama Empire played by Hakeem begins to improve his relationship with Cookie, but she tries to end his relationship with Camilla because she views it as an unhealthy . Gray then flew to Los Angeles where screen tested with Howard and Henson. My guess will be that this will lead all the way up to Cookie saying yes, .. I'm sure a paternity test was the first thing Lucifer had done the minute Bella was born. . on this bullshit STD nickname for Luscious and Cookie, which when I of the Lucious-Cookie relationship and I totally agree that despite all. Surprised Luscious didn't burn up the moment he stepped inside that church # Empire cookies cursing in the church lmao #Empire.
Henson is one of my favorite actresses. I have been a huge fan since the 90s. Over the years, Henson and Howard have been paired together in numerous films and their chemistry on the big screen has been unmatched While the premise of Empire is about a family building and maintaining their musical Empire, there are also some very complex story lines including a son who struggles with bipolar disorder, a gay son seeking his father's acceptance, and another son who is trying to reconcile his feelings of abandonment upon his mother's return to the world from a 17 year stint in prison.
The Empire cast is diverse and will see Rumer Willis become a regularDemi Moore her mother become a returning character who creates further romantic tension between Cookie and Luscious, episodes that tribute Princeand appearances by Forest Whitaker and others. While this fourth season promises to be exciting, if you are like me, what you are most looking forward to is the return of Cookie. Cookie Lyon is smart, she's not a college graduate, but she has a good mind for business and how to market a musical product.
Cookie is upscale stylish, but test her and she gets Harlem homegirl in a minute. She's tough, she's feisty, she's sexy and she's also very sensitive and dedicated to her family and their success and legacy. Cookie mentioned early in the show that she was an avid reader because that is all she had time to do while in prison those 17 years aside from plotting her takeover of the Lyon empireso I began to wonder what a bookshelf in her plush pad might look like.
These are the very real books I think the fictional Cookie is likely reading on those few days she takes away from ruling the roost and getting her friends, family, associates, and enemies together the way only she can.
Watkins, who is better known by her stage name T-Boz, talks about how she lived with the debilitating illness Sickle Cell Anemia and how that affected her life and her career. T-Boz tells her story straight up, no chaser and uses her own unique voice. This would be a favorite of Cookie's as she would appreciate Watkins' honesty, candor and struggles.
Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Despite these many accolades, Blige also struggled with substance abuse, depression, domestic violence and disappointments; still she persevered. No More Drama, named after Blige's album is the first complete book to tell the story of how an ordinary girl with an amazing voice became the legendary "queen of hip hop soul.
In Season 4 He moved to Los Angeles Creation and development[ edit ] "I created Hakeem to be a spoiled, young kid — like the kids that are out there who are not respecting their parents, not grateful for the things they have.
That's what you see in Hakeem. He's a great musician, but he has a lot of flaws. He doesn't want to grind as hard for the things he really wants.
- 'Empire' is Back: Books to Celebrate the Return (and Reign) of Cookie Lyon
He wants to be a boss so bad; he wants to be Jay Z and Kanyebut he doesn't want to work as hard for it. So that's his main flaw.Empire 1x09 Cookie reveals Anika's plans to Luscious
Gray on the original concept for the series. Kanye, Justin Bieber's antics—not Justin Bieber himself but his antics, snapping out to the world, doing rants—Hakeem embodies hip-hop and situations that occur in the hip-hop industry. You all get to see Chris Brown and you get to see the rappers and Jay Z, but you don't really get to see their lives.
And that's what they're doing with Hakeem.
They're going behind a wall that artists have up. Empire gives people a look at that other side, which is part of what made me want to be a part of the show.
'Empire' is Back: Books to Celebrate the Return (and Reign) of Cookie Lyon | HuffPost
This was Gray's first acting gig. However, Diddy not agree with contractual obligations for the musical aspect of the series. Gray then flew to Los Angeles where screen tested with Howard and Henson.
He later sought formal training to prepare for the role. Like Hakeem, Daniels said "My son wouldn't know how to work right now, because I wanted him to have everything that I didn't have Gray revealed that he personally tried to avoid borrowing from the personalities of real life artists in his portrayal of Hakeem. Because he's been handed everything, he doesn't feel like he has to work hard. Gray has said that his skills as a rapper gives his character " bravado.
Hakeem can learn from his mistakes, but he has to make them first. When asked who he modeled Hakeem after, Gray said "I packed rappers who are out today and tried to be honest. He's so spoiled, he's so rich. Yeth is a sweetheart. Much like his father, Hakeem is "moved by talent" and "he really is a mogul in a way that neither of his brothers are. With their new success, Gray said "It's about if they're going to stick together through the new adventures in their life. Cookie's return only reminds Hakeem of how "very hurt" he is.
She teaches him the things that Cookie couldn't. While he initially thinks their relationship is all fun and games, Hakeem starts to develop real feelings for her. However, when he realizes she might not feel the same way, it pushes his buttons.
Tiana will be back. While there is still some underlying flirtation, "it's almost a sibling relationship" according to show runner Ilene Chaiken. Online reported that Hakeem would pursue talented singer Laura, "professionally and personally" throughout season 2.
However, Laura is not interested in romance. However Hakeem and Anika end up having sex which is later shown that she is pregnant  Hakeem's relationship with Laura is on the line and he proposes to her but their wedding is ruined and she leaves him. Hakeem's daughter Bella is born and he struggles to be good father even though Luscious has to be the legal father for publicity.
Hakeem reconciles with Tiana and very soon she is pregnant with his child. They marry and their son Prince is born. Reception[ edit ] The character of Hakeem initially received mixed reactions from viewers and critics. Cummings gave a scathing review of the character. He doesn't have any redeemable qualities to speak of He may be fictional, but my disgust for him is very real.