Mariah Carey Set To Appear On FOX’s ‘Empire’ In October

“Empire” creator Lee Daniels got his longtime friend Mariah Carey to appear on the upcoming third season of the popular FOX drama.

But she won’t step too far outside of herself for the character. According to Entertainment Weekly, Carey will play Kitty, a superstar who wants to collaborate with Empire Records’ Jamal Lyon (actor Jussie Smollett) on an “explosive new song.”

The episode will air on Wednesday, Oct. 5 (9 PM ET/PT).