13 Times Cookie Lyon Proved She’s The Queen Of Sass On ‘Empire’

Take notes, boo boo kitty

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Who run the world? Cookie Lyon, in case you forgot. Empire makes its big return to TV tonight after last season’s crazy cliffhanger and four long months without Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie in our lives. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at the Lyon matriach’s best moments of ‘tude and sass from Season 1 and the first half of 2. Here, some lessons on how to channel your inner boss bitch: 

1) When you’re late to a meeting, make a grand entrance demanding recognition:

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2) Convey your anger without speaking a single word:

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3) Justify your shoe splurges by making them double as weaponry:

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4) Skip playing games and cut to the chase:

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5) Put someone who thinks she’s the boss in her place (even if that someone is Naomi Campbell):

6) Remind people that you can shut it down at a moment’s notice—often: 

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7) Make a powerful exit: 

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8) Kindly inform people of things they don’t know:

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9) Put people in their place, when necessary:

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10) Never underestimate the power of a good comeback:

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11) Always ask for what you want:

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12) Be gracious enough to let your opponent defend herself before fully attacking:

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13) Remember you won’t always have the time to explain how badass you really are:

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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US

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