In Empire Episode 7 Cookie is putting together a Summer Jam festival, still unaware that she is sleeping with the
enemy. At this point, Cookie seems to be the only one who likes Laz. Hakeem is definitely not impressed by the presence of this man in his mother’s life. It’s not certain whether Laz is invested solely in extorting money from Lyon Dynasty or if he truly has feelings for Cookie.
With Cookie and Lyon Dynasty and Jamal at Empire Records, the two have been separated creatively, but Jamal seeks out his mother’s help with some recording. It isn’t long before Lucious finds out.