Hakeem Lyon - Wikipedia
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Hakeem tells Tiana to show Laura to the studio and kisses Tiana on the cheek before he walks away. Laura sees this and asks Tiana if they're together, but Tiana tells her that Hakeem is like that with all the girls. Hakeem hugs Laura from behind and kisses her on her lower neck, asking her if she feels him.
Laura, disgusted, leaves, telling Hakeem that she's not like other girls, and that she should have known better. Andre and Hakeem go over to Jamal's apartment, where Hakeem is surprised that he wasn't invited to Jamal's party, evidenced by wine glasses and Becky being knocked out on the sofa. Andre confesses to his brothers that he arranged for Hakeem's goons to rob Jamal and pinned it on Hakeem back in " Dangerous Bonds ". Jamal is hurt that his brother would go that far, and Hakeem is aghast since Jamal almost died that day.
Andre simply states that he was sick then and he was sorry, and he is forgiven by both Jamal and Hakeem. He invites the two to his baptism, to which Hakeem states he'll come, but Jamal is wary due to the fact that he may be told to "pray away the gay". Andre tells Jamal that even if the church is against homosexuality, he is not, and asks Jamal to come to support him, and not the church.
Meanwhile, as Laura is walking in order to catch a train home, Hakeem pulls up next to her. He apologizes, adding that he's never met a girl singer who wasn't down with him. Laura tells him that she doesn't care about the money or the fame, and that all she wants to do is sing and make people happy.
Hakeem tells her that his driver will bring her home and that he'll catch a cab, but not before telling her that he won't ever overstep his bounds, and that he respects her. Later as Andre is successfully baptized, Cookie holds Jamal's hands, which Hakeem notices.
Hakeem then goes on a run around the park topless. However, he is then kidnapped and dragged into a van. He is thrown on the sofa, and the kidnappers change their attire and masks. Hakeem manages to get the sack off, and notices bull tattoos on all three of their backs.
When he provokes them by calling them a bunch of cowboys, he is pistol whipped in the head so hard, he begins from the corner of his left eye. She is unable to go through with their rehearsal due to his absence, but after trying to call him a second time, she receives a video of Hakeem being restrained. Lucious sees her phone and states that he did not do this; he and Cookie then leave to get Hakeem back. When the kidnappers send a video of Hakeem as proof, they tell Lucious to drop off the money in a trash bin near a welding spot, and that they'll drop Hakeem off three blocks west.
Hakeem, who is freed, wanders the streets in a dazed manner, still bleeding from his wound. As she opens the gate and heads to the front door of her house, Hakeem waits in the side; he pulls her in and kisses her, and pushes her against the door, as Anika smiles and welcomes the affection. Later that night, Hakeem walks into Lucious' house, where his parents and brothers are waiting for him, along with a doctor.
They pester him with questions, but he rebuffs at them angrily, stating he's fine. The doctor asks to check him over, but Hakeem tells him that all he has is a jacked eye; the doctor, however, tells him he wishes to check for "other signs of abuse", implying sexual abuse Hakeem also responds that he's straight twice. As Hakeem is led to another room, Cookie notices that Anika is calling him, but Andre tells her to leave him alone for now.
Hakeem enters the other room and takes off his shirt, where both the doctor and Cookie notice that he's been branded with the bull tattoo. After being checked over, the doctor states that he's fine. Lucious pays the doctor and sends him on his way, but Hakeem lashes out at his father, claiming that they pretend to be a white pickett family when in reality, they're the opposite. He also blames his parents, telling them that he wouldn't have been kidnapped if he wasn't their son.
He then leaves Lucious' house, with Lucious telling Cookie to give him a few days off. He then lashes out at the girls for ruining the song he wrote, adding that they sound like static.
Later, Hakeem is trying to escape into his music and practice his rap verse, but is once more distorted, clearly traumatized by his kidnapping. He lashes out, and manages to punch a mirror. He calls Cookie, but Cookie simply tells him that she's in a meeting with security, and he hangs up on her. Cookie then sets up a meeting with the guys who snatched Hakeem and brings him with her, since she thinks he needs the trip in order to feel like "a man" again.
However, as they walk in, Hakeem pulls out a gun, asking the guys who's a little bitch now a callback to when the kidnappers called him a little bitch after pistol whipping him. Cookie pleads with Hakeem not to pull the trigger, and walks in front of him, telling him that if he pulls it, she'll take the bullet, as she'd rather die than lose him.
One of the guys slowly begins to reach for his gun, but as Hakeem lowers his, Cookie grabs it, spins around, and pushes it against the leader's forehead.
He tells Cookie that their security fee is now being doubled, but she fiercely tells him that if he messes with her, her family or her artists ever again, they won't ever hear the knock on the door Cookie threatening to kill them. She then says "welcome to my street, bitch! Lucious pulls up to the alley, where he plays Hakeem a beat, and offers it to him on a USB with no strings attached.
Hakeem takes it, but then tells him that with him, there's always strings - in fact, there's ropes, that choke everybody. Hakeem then drops the USB on the ground and walks back inside. Lucious storms in after him, furious, and orders the girls to get out. He yells at Cookie that he offered Hakeem an olive branch and Hakeem shut him down, proving that Lucious really did have strings attached.
He berates Hakeem for not being a man, and tells him that he should have pulled the trigger. Cookie intervenes, telling Hakeem that if he listens to Lucious, he'll end up in jail.
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Lucious, however, adds that it would be a small price to pay if it meant Hakeem growing a sack. Jamal and Andre walk in and order Lucious and Cookie to leave, telling them that they'd talk to Hakeem. Hakeem tells them that while they tormented him, he did nothing. Jamal tells him that it's brave of him to keep his cool under those circumstances, and Andre commends him as well, telling him that the three of them are already on top of it because they handled being the children of Lucious and Cookie Lyon.
Jamal adds that he and Andre would have done the same in his situation, causing Hakeem to finally crack a smile. The three brothers then put their heads together as Mirage a Trois begins to perform. Hakeem goes out to spit his verse, but sees Lucious, who grins evilly at him. Staring into Laura's eyes gives Hakeem his resolve; with his game back up, Hakeem manages to perform successfully, as Cookie, Andre and Jamal watch proudly.
Lucious, disappointed and upset that he failed to break Hakeem, leaves. However, they are interrupted by a knock on the door; Hakeem opens it to see Anika, who is surprised to a see a party going on. Anika tells him that she's been worried and came to see if he's alright, but Hakeem replies he is and attempts to dismiss her.
Anika and Laura lock eyes, and Hakeem simply tells Anika that now isn't a good time and shuts the door on her. Carmen, however, bumps Laura out of the way. Cookie tells Hakeem that Laura doesn't belong in the front as the main singer, and wants him to promote Carmen to that position. Hakeem, however, has a connection with Laura, and doesn't wish to do that to her.
Tiana tells her that she needs to walk and move with her hips, as if there's always someone watching her with a camera. Jamal and Cookie, drunk on their champagne, discuss Jamal's song at the restaurant, Cookie recommending that the bass should be dropped. She then tells him that Lyon Dynasty is always around the corner if he wants to come in and make a song, but Jamal tells her that Lucious would be pissed; regardless, Jamal says he doesn't care about that and they demand the check and rush over to the studio, where Jamal is eager to perform.
However, Hakeem walks in, at which point Jamal ducks and manages to sneaks out. Hakeem, who doesn't spot him, asks if anyone is here, but Cookie dismisses his suspicions. At Lyon Dynasty, Hakeem is trying to coach Laura into entering a superstar mode, taking photos of her and giving her tips, reminding what Tiana had taught her. However, Cookie walks in, and Laura is unable to continue. Cookie tells him to give up on Laura and to promote Carmen, and that he's too distracted by "the ass".
Hakeem tells his mom that he hasn't even touched her, which surprises Cookie. Hakeem, who's in incognito, brings Laura to Hudson Plaza, where he tells her to stand there and sing without inhibition, the sole purpose of which to make strangers stop and notice her. With Hakeem's persuasion, she performs "Yo Vivre" and wows the crowd that surrounds her.
After finishing the song, Hakeem congratulates her, and she rewads him by kissing him. Hakeem barges in, asking what Big Heavy is doing here, prompting Heavy's boys to almost draw their guns. Big Heavy, however, deems Hakeem as weak and has his boys keep their guns away. Hakeem tells them that he is an equal partner in Lyon Dynasty, and therefore any negotiations also go through to him.
Hakeem tells him that they're to give protection beginning around the perimeter. Big Heavy tells him that it's all or nothing, but Laz sticks up for Hakeem. As they leave, Cookie commends Hakeem on his behavior during the meeting. Hakeem hopes that it will make Cookie realize that he is a partner, and has some say in how the business is run, specifically his decision to keep Laura as a lead singer. Cookie, however, thinks that it's a bad idea, and that he needs to think with his head instead of his "you-know-what".
Hakeem, however, gives her the same advice, telling her that he's aware that she's sleeping with Laz, and tells Cookie to be careful as he doesn't trust Laz. With Cookie watching, Laura performs successfully, ass bumping both Carmen out of the way and shining as the lead singer. Cookie gives Hakeem the thumbs up. She tells her that it'll most likely be a little awkward as she's a first time. Hakeem is surprised that she's a virgin, but tells her that he'll take his time.
However, he is interrupted by a text alerting him to Freda's message. He goes online and watches her rap, infuriated. Hakeem records his own message to Freda, challenging her to a rap battle to fight for the Lyon name. Laz tells Cookie that Hakeem's challenge is trending online. Hakeem comes in to talk to Cookie, but is constantly set off by Laz's presence, telling him to shut up as Laz is a concert promoter and not a partner. Laz pushes Hakeem, and Cookie slaps him, telling him not to ever touch her son.
As Cookie Skypes with Jamal, Hakeem walks in and is hurt that she's working with Jamal instead of helping him with the biggest rap battle of his life. He asks Cookie why he isn't good enough for her, and threatens to tell Lucious that she's working with Jamal. After Cookie calls him a snitch bitch, he relents, but tells her that if she continues to help Jamal, especially over him, he will tell Lucious. He also becomes upset when Cookie brings up the possibility of having Jamal join Lyon Dynasty, a move he isn't happy with because he thought the Dynasty would be just him and his mother.
Later Anika goes to see Hakeem, to tell him she's pregnant. But Hakeem stops her and tells her that hes in love with Laura, and hopes that him and her will still be cool. Anika says of course, and says she just wanted to support him with the rap battle instead of telling him she was pregnant. He later sought formal training to prepare for the role.
Like Hakeem, Daniels said "My son wouldn't know how to work right now, because I wanted him to have everything that I didn't have Gray revealed that he personally tried to avoid borrowing from the personalities of real life artists in his portrayal of Hakeem. Because he's been handed everything, he doesn't feel like he has to work hard. Gray has said that his skills as a rapper gives his character " bravado.
Hakeem can learn from his mistakes, but he has to make them first.
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When asked who he modeled Hakeem after, Gray said "I packed rappers who are out today and tried to be honest. He's so spoiled, he's so rich. Yeth is a sweetheart.
Much like his father, Hakeem is "moved by talent" and "he really is a mogul in a way that neither of his brothers are. With their new success, Gray said "It's about if they're going to stick together through the new adventures in their life.
Cookie's return only reminds Hakeem of how "very hurt" he is. She teaches him the things that Cookie couldn't. While he initially thinks their relationship is all fun and games, Hakeem starts to develop real feelings for her. However, when he realizes she might not feel the same way, it pushes his buttons.
Tiana will be back. While there is still some underlying flirtation, "it's almost a sibling relationship" according to show runner Ilene Chaiken. Online reported that Hakeem would pursue talented singer Laura, "professionally and personally" throughout season 2. However, Laura is not interested in romance.
However Hakeem and Anika end up having sex which is later shown that she is pregnant  Hakeem's relationship with Laura is on the line and he proposes to her but their wedding is ruined and she leaves him.
Hakeem's daughter Bella is born and he struggles to be good father even though Luscious has to be the legal father for publicity. Hakeem reconciles with Tiana and very soon she is pregnant with his child. They marry and their son Prince is born. Reception[ edit ] The character of Hakeem initially received mixed reactions from viewers and critics. Cummings gave a scathing review of the character. He doesn't have any redeemable qualities to speak of He may be fictional, but my disgust for him is very real.
Gennis described Hakeem as the "constant amidst the chaos" of the season. When Tiana was called to the stand, Angelo started attacking her with accusations and made her break down in tears on the stand.
Hakeem blamed her for having him fight for custody over Bella and telling Cookie about Cuba. Tiana saw how stressed Hakeem was, but was fed up with his childish attitude. Tiana and Hakeem got back together a few episodes later, but Eddie said she can't have any distractions if she wants a successful career.
Hakeem later proposes to Tiana but she told him what Eddie told her. Tiana later regrets rejecting Hakeem and decides to continue her relationship with him behind Eddie's back, only to break up with him once again. She later becomes jealous after Hakeem begins a relationship with movie star Haven Quinn. Haven later leaves Hakeem to go back to Los Angeles to her boyfriend.
It turns Hakeem and Haven only got together to make both of their exes jealous. Tiana tells Hakeem that she's pregnant with his child and he kisses her, telling her that they will figure it out and she was who he wanted all along.
She is touched by this and they reconcile with a hug.
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Later on, Tiana, Hakeem, Bella and Blake are getting ready to leave when Blake's father started shooting at them with a shotgun. Two years later, they are still together and had a son named Prince Lyon.
They are going through a rough patch because of Hakeem's distance from the fear of the shooting incident. Hakeem notices this and decides to treat Tiana by giving her favorite meal and apologizing for his behavior. She is flattered by the gesture and is surprised by him kissing her, though soon returns itand they have sex.
Hakeem's temper proved to be dangerous for those around him in Season 5, and Tiana didn't fe Empire 5x05 Flashback to when Tiana's water broke Empire 5x05 Flashback to when Tiana's water broke el comfortable around him when he was drinking heavily and getting into fights with minimal provocation.