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First Look at Mariah Carey's Glamorous 'Empire' Appearance

by Elisa Osegueda 10:07 AM PDT, August 26, 2016
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Mariah Carey has arrived to Fox's Empire.

In a new teaser released on Friday, fans get a sneak peek at the GRAMMY winner in her upcoming guest-starring role on the hit music drama. The highly anticipated episode will air on Oct. 5.

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Carey plays a singer named Kitty, who joins Jamal (Jussie Smollett) in the recording studio to record a sultry duet. The clip also shows Kitty's first interaction with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and introduces the return of Shine (Xzibit) and Lucious' half-brother, Tariq (Morocco Omari). 

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ET was with Carey recently, where she teased the tune she’s been working on for her Empire guest turn.

"I was in the studio last night and one of the things I had to do was get a song together," Carey said, adding that Kitty will be "pretty glamorous."

Smollett also revealed to ET that Carey vocally produced the recording.

"It was incredible!" Smollett said. "She landed at 1 a.m. She came into the studio. We were there until seven in the morning, and we just recorded the song, and it was incredible, and I love her. It's different getting to know someone that you love and respect and being able to work and do the work with that someone."

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In May, Carey -- who next appears on her E! docu-series, Mariah's World -- told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen that she’d only appear on Empire if the part is "amazing."

"They had this one idea and I was like, 'Look, if I'm not going to have an amazing character arc, then why would we go on Empire to be basically a version of myself?'" she explained.

Empire returns for its third season on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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