Mariah Carey will now be added to the laundry list of A-list celebrities who have made cameos on Fox’s Empire.
The network confirmed on Monday that the multi Grammy Award-winning singer and new reality star will make her guest star debut on October 5.
Per Fox, the mother of two 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.”
What’s ironic is that earlier this year, co-creator and executive producer Danny Strong told The Hollywood Reporter that moguls like Carey and Oprah Winfrey would not be making an appearance on the hit drama. “None of those people are going to actually be on the show so I can’t control what names all of a sudden take off as being guest stars because they’re not,” he said.
Empire Season 3 returns Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9/8c on Fox.