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Taraji P. Henson Says Cookie Was Inspired By Lil Kim

Taraji P. Henson recently raised some eyebrows when she noted that her character Cookie on “Empire” was inspired by a female rap legend.

Earlier this week Taraji chatted with Vogue and revealed that the drug dealer turned record exec was influenced by Lil Kim.

She also added however that the Queen Bee is “everything” and her arch nemesis Nicki Minaj “got everything from her.”

Vogue reports:

Lil’ Kim is surely a big influence on Cookie.

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.

Lil Kim has since responded to the compliment…

and Nicki Minaj’s fans are currently buzzing over the unnecessary mention of their leader.


Taraji you really didn’t have to bring Nicki up in your compliment of Kim.

What do YOU think of what she had to say????



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