Carey plays Kitty, a mega-superstar who comes to Empire to collaborate with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) on a new song. “You always got a trick up your sleeve,” says Kitty in a quick shot.
Carey’s Empire gig marks her third collaboration with the show’s co-creator Lee Daniels, having previously worked with him on Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Precious.
Empire hails from Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, was created by Daniels and Danny Strong, and executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken, Francie Calfo and Sanaa Hamri.
Check out the Season 3 trailer above which also reveals some interesting plot points.