The Lyons are about to get a visit from one of the biggest pop stars on season 3 of EMPIRE. Fox announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday that Mariah Carey will join the cast for an episode of their megahit musical drama.
The Grammy Award-winning singer will play Kitty, a mega-superstar who collaborates with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) on a new song. When they encounter obstacles, she helps him dig deep to overcome personal difficulties and reach a musical breakthrough. The episode is set to air on Wednesday, October 5.
Rumors of Carey’s involvement on the show started circulating last season. She joins an extensive list of guest stars for the upcoming season including Taye Diggs, Sierra McClain, French Montana, and Birdman.
This is not the first time Carey has worked with Empire co-creator Lee Daniels. She previously starred in his films Precious and The Butler. She is currently working on her E! reality series, Mariah’s World.
She is repped by UTA.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer