As previously reported, the elusive chanteuse will guest star on the third season, playing a musical superstar named Kitty who comes to Empire Entertainment to collaborate with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) on a new song. In the teaser, Carey’s character tells Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), “You always got a trick up your sleeve!” (Come on, this is the HBIC Cookie Lyon we’re talking about.)
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.
For now, peep what’s to come in Season 3 — above!