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The cast of Empire had a premiere viewing party on Wednesday night and it was totally epic!

Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Maxwell, Raven-Symoné and CNN’s Don Lemon were just four of several folks who joined the show’s cast and crew for the soiree. We aren’t sure how these invites worked, but we are super jelly we were not on the list.

In one video posted by Lemon, you see a very happy Goldberg chatting with Carey, who in true Mariah fashion wore a sexy black dress. In another clip, Maxwell, director Lee Daniels and Nick Cannon’s ex-wife are gathered in the kitchen and yelled, “happy Empire.”

Oh hi Whoopi! #Empire premiere party.

A video posted by Don Lemon (@donlemoncnn) on

Happy #Empire premiere with Lee, Mariah & Maxwell. A video posted by Don Lemon (@donlemoncnn) on

Daniels also posted a great photo of big dog pile that consisted of Raven, Mariah, Whoopi, guest star Marisa Tomei and Lee himself.

celebrating my boy #brucecohen #birthday and #empireseason2 ❤️🙌🏾🎂✨

A photo posted by Lee Daniels (@theoriginalbigdaddy) on

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And on the other side of town, Henson, Byrshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe and new comer Bre-Z watched together and also appeared to have a blast.

A video posted by B R E – Z™ (@brezofficial) on

Season 2 of the hit Fox show premiered at 9 p.m. last night and reportedly pulled in a whopping 10.4 rating/17 share in metered-market households. What exactly dos that mean? They kicked butt. According to TVLine, last night’s incredible numbers marks the show’s second-best metered-market rating ever.

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