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Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Gets a Guard Dog in New ‘Empire’ Clip (Exclusive Video)

New episode of Fox’s hit hip-hop drama airs Wednesday

Cookie Lyon is as hard as they come, but even the ex-con turned music mogul has a soft spot for a cute dog.

In TheWrap’s exclusive clip of Wednesday’s episode, Cookie’s assistant Porsha presents her boss with a guard dog named Whoop Dee Woo. “This is the baddest bitch in town,” Porsha says. “It’s my grandma’s mutt. She don’t play.”

After initially being reluctant, Cookie relents and agrees to keep the dog around on a probationary basis, much to Porsha’s delight.

The clip also teases the meeting between Cookie and Laz Delgado, a concert promoter played by guest star Adam Rodriguez.

In a teaser released earlier this week, we learn that the two develop serious chemistry as he helps Cookie run Lyon Dynasty. Delgado makes a move on Cookie that ultimately leads to a romance made in hip-hop heaven.

Watch the video.