Mariah Carey will be making a much-anticipated guest spot on the upcoming season of “Empire”, and thanks to a just-released promo for season three we have our first look at the “Elusive Chanteuse” as she enters the orbit of Lucious (Terrence Howard) , Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and the rest of the Lyons.
Carey won’t be guest starring as herself, however; she’ll be playing a huge music star named Kitty, who works with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) in the studio and becomes instrumental in helping him work through some issues, while also facing off with the always-quotable Cookie.
Speaking to journalists at the recent TV Critics Association press tour, the actress behind Cookie gushed about Carey’s appearance on the show.
“I mean, she’s fabulous . . . what Mariah brings to the music industry, she brought it to our show,” noted Henson. “I’m grateful that she spent time with little ol’ us.”
Check out this clip of Carey’s upcoming appearance on the show, airing Wednesday, October 5. The singer tweeted the preview with excitement on Monday (October 3), telling fans, “here’s a sneak peek of my appearance on #Empire, airing on Wednesday and featuring #Infamous with @jussiesmollett!”