Lee Daniels Empire character, Cookie, was based on his “gangster” grandma from Philly.

Way before Lucious and Freda Gatz dropped Boom Boom Boom Boom, Cookie was reminding us that she’s ready to kill at will.  Pictures of Taraji P Henson on Empire warn anyone willing to test Cookie that they will end up on the losing end of her 9 millimeter.

Hakeem Lucious Lyon
Hakeem Lucious Lyon

Lee Daniels, Empire creator, has explained that his grandmother was his inspiration for Cookie.  We adore Daniels and his grandmother for such an amazing masterpiece.

Every Wednesday we find ourselves unable to take our eyes off the television as we are entertained by another amazing episode of Empire. Cookie’s quotes generally remind us that she is willing to bust shots if she has to and we can only imagine a young Lee Daniels witnessing his grandmother make similar comments.

We went through our Empire arsenal and put together Empire on Gun Control: Bang Bang Bang Bang:


Andre Empire Gun
Andre Empire Gun

Empire Fox Gun
Empire Fox Gun

Freda Gatz Empire
Freda Gatz Empire
Pictures of Taraji P. Henson Empire TV Show
Pictures of Taraji P. Henson Empire TV Show

Cookie Lyon Empire
Cookie Lyon Empire

Cookie Lyon Empire Gun
Cookie Lyon Empire Gun

Cookie is not always the one holding…

Cookie Lyon Empire Gif
Cookie Lyon Empire Gif

Cookie is not the only one packing heat.  Lucious Lyon, Empire’s leading gunslinger, showed us the attachment that he has to a particular gun in the show’s last episode, ‘True Love Never’.  Lucious reveals that his mother once utter the words “Boom Boom Boom Boom” before committing suicide, we think.

One of the many things we love about Empire, Cookie quotes!  Some of Cookie’s best lines have been delivered while she is she threatening to take a person’s life yet Lucious doesn’t make threats…

Pictures of Taraji P. Henson on Empire often show her pointing her pistol whereas we’ve actually seen Lucious shoot his firearm…Bang Bang Bang Bang.  Lucious Lyon, Empire’s head of security hasn’t allowed Cookie to have all the fun:

Lucious Lyon Empire Kills Bunkie
Lucious Lyon Empire Kills Bunkie

Lucious Lyon Empire Gun
Lucious Lyon Empire Gun

Additional members of Empire’s amazing cast have shown that they have access to firearms:
Andre from Empire TV Show
Andre from Empire TV Show

Kelly Rowland Empire TV Show
Kelly Rowland Empire TV Show

Hakeem from Empire TV Show Gun
Hakeem from Empire TV Show Gun
Freda Gatz Empire Gif
Freda Gatz Empire Gif

Jason J.

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