Empire is not short on star power, but the hit series just landed a supernova. An A-list diva — arguably one of the biggest we have — has just signed on for a guest-starring role on the show.
Yup, Mariah Carey is ready for her closeup.
Carey is the biggest name added to the season three cast that already includes Taye Diggs, French Montana and Birdman. Per FOX, Mimi will play a music star named “Kitty” — no relation to Boo Boo, as far as we can tell — who comes to Empire to collaborate with Jussie Smollett‘s character Jamal Lyon on a new track. When the duet faces obstacles, Kitty will help Jamal overcome personal strife to reach a musical breakthrough.
While we’re sure those scenes will be fantastic, what we’re really excited about is seeing the two masters of shade, Carey and Tarji P. Henson‘s character Cookie Lyon, go head-to-head in at least one scene.
We will have to wait until October 5th to see Carey’s episode, but Empire returns to Fox on Wednesday, September 21st.
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