At this point, who hasn’t been on Empire? Add Mariah Carey to the list of stars set to appear in the third season of FOX’s drama about the music business.
Reports Page Six:
Setting the stage for what could be the biggest diva face-off of the fall, Mariah Carey has signed on to guest star on Empire, Fox announced Monday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. And the pop superstar will not be playing herself.
Per the network, Carey will play Kitty, a mega-superstar who comes to Empire to collaborate with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) on an explosive new song. When the duet encounters obstacles, Kitty helps Jamal dig deep to overcome personal difficulties and reach a musical breakthrough.
Fingers crossed Carey’s Kitty will share at least one shade-throwing scene with Jamal’s mom, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) when her episode airs on Oct. 5.
Others making appearances in season 3 include Kid Cudi and French Montana, as well as Xzibit, who will be a regular.
Empire returns to your television screen on Sept. 21 at 9pm ET.