Joseline Hernandez- Cookie Lyon - Empire


You can always count on Joseline Hernandez to say something absolutely hilarious or something that will leave you completely baffled.

This time Stevie J‘s wife is taking credit for inspiring Taraji P. Henson‘s character, Cookie Lyon, on the hit FOX drama, “Empire.”

I know Cookie been taking some lessons from me. I mean, where do you think she get it from? That ain’t all her character, that’s Joseline Hernandez’s character, hunny.

I know it for a fact. Shoutout to Miss Cookie though.

Watch the video below.



I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Taraji has already revealed a list of people who influenced Cookie Lyon during a recent interview with Vogue and the “Puerto Rican Princess” didn’t make the cut.

She’s more than hip-hop: She’s every woman, she’s a mother, she’s a family woman, a wife, a ride-or-die. She made a sacrifice to break the cycle of poverty, and that makes her an everywoman. Is she influenced by Foxy Brown? Certainly. That’s where a lot of her style comes from—Salt-N-Pepa, all of that. That era of hip-hop was her heyday, those are the woman she identifies with.

Kim is everything. Today it’s Nicki Minaj, but Nicki Minaj got everything from Kim. Kim came on the scene and made everything change for women—she made it feminine and sexy and hardcore. She was a champion, and she’s certainly Cookie’s champion.

Now, if Cookie walks in and says “Hey Maid” to Anika she may have a case.

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