The elusive chanteuse will guest star on the third season of the FOX series, according to an announcement made at the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday (Aug. 8, 2016). Carey will reportedly play Kitty, a superstar who comes to Empire Entertainment to collaborate with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) on a new song. When their duet hits a snag, Kitty helps Jamal overcome his personal demons.
Carey’s episode is slated to air Wednesday, Oct. 5. Meanwhile, Season 3 of Empire will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m.
According to the songstress, ex-husband Nick Cannon may make an appearance on the reality show. Though the dad-of-two did film scenes for the series, it’ll be up to the editors if he’ll end up on the cutting room floor or not.
“I can’t speak for what he thinks because he’s his own guy, and we are not together anymore, but he’s cool about being on the show and coming around with the kids and very supportive,” she said at a TCA panel earlier this month. “I don’t what’s going to make final cut!”