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Mariah Carey on Empire

Mariah Carey Books Empire Season 3 Guest Stint — But There's a Twist

Cookie, do’h!

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.

Other Season 3 guest stars include the previously reported Taye Diggs and rapper French Montana.

Empire returns Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9/8c on Fox.

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  1. Brian says:

    I like this. Could be fun.

  2. wrstlgirl says:

    Meh. I’m not nearly as excited for season three as I was season two, because two was not that good IMO.

  3. Tony says:

    They would be stupid not to have her and Taraji P. Henson share a scene

  4. Diego says:

    Every big superstar comes to the show and its character collabs with Jamal… same old story.

  5. kmw says:

    More stunt casting and for a show that doesn’t need it. Oh well it might be fun

  6. kelly says:

    Great news! Mariah and Jussie have great chemistry together (she was a guest on Live with Kelly when he was the co-host)

  7. Jared says:

    Empire is best when it doesnt rely on stunt casting, but having Mariah throwing shade at Cookie might be worth it. lol

  8. Florence+TheMachineRulez!!! #TeamMariah says:

    YASSS!!! Especially hearing that Mariahs voice has improved massively, this should be pretty awesome!!! 😍😍😍 love u Mariah 😍😍😍

  9. Kevin K says:

    Cookie vs. Mariah

  10. Keavon M. says:

    They Need To Add Jada Pinkett Smith, and Nia Long As Cookie’s Other Sister’s And The Show Would Be Complete!!!

  11. Pepe says:

    A scene between those two divas will be epic. Cookie Lyon will win, of course, Kitty needs to go back to the ghetto, where she should of stayed…. I can’t stand mariah carey😡

  12. Lily says:

    Mariah Carey…….. oh boy, now I’m really not watching this season…… what are these people thinking?
    NO GOOD PLOTS can come out with her on the show……😤

  13. Ktrudeau says:

    She is playing a superstar singer. How is that not playing herself? Because you changed the name? I hope she gets more of a role then Alicia.

  14. Wanda Bates says:

    GOD Bless you for creating a bomb show that I can’t wait to see week to week amazing scenes, beautiful and outstanding singing. OMG