Cookie Lyon is a better woman than I will ever be. The second season of “Empire” is back and messy as ever but there are a few things that are moving my spirit and not in a good way. When I first started watching last year and Fox gave us the back story, I wondered what I would have done in her situation. I imagined that my husband (the love of my life to whom I’ve given a daughter) left me at the lowest point of my life (while I had to do damn near 2 decades in prison), took my money, divorced me and remarried somebody else, didn’t ensure that my child knew me, made it big and didn’t so much as send me a god damned Christmas card or a box of ramen noodles and then I came home? Baby, there would be HELL TO PAY.
She brings me to a lot of women in the hood being trained to be “ride or die chicks”. It’s a message that’s heard by every hood anthem and rapper alike. If a brother had to do 17 years, had a stash of $400k, his wife didn’t bring his children to see him and she messed around on HIM- how many bitches would she be called? One-sided loyalty is bullshit. I love Cookie Lyon’s sassiness and all but why is she a sucker?
She was the glue that kept the family together while punk ass Lucious was throwing his young son in the trash and shit. I promise that I would be slapping the hell out of everybody. Husband and children be damned. If I do 17 years in the pen for my husband and he abandons me, I would spend the rest of my life making sure that he had nothing. Petty? Yes. Do I give a damn? Hell naw! Where is Cookie’s anger? Where’s the reciprocity? Hell, “Booboo Kitty” shows Cookie more loyalty than Lucious and she’s boning Hakeem! I promise that I will keep this post light. I won’t go into misogyny but please know that I would be the saltiest. I don’t forgive and I’m not praying for you. You can go to hell in gasoline drawers and I would pay to light the match. I ride for whoever rides for me and that’s a perfect philosophy to live by.
“Empire” is STILL MY SHOW though. I know this is fiction but there are Cookie Lyon’s who exist in the world. There are sisters that will ride for their guy until the wheels fall off- even if he betrays her at every turn. Well, Mr. Negra With Tumbao already knows that ain’t happening over here! I love him though.