Patti LaBelle made a guest appearance in the season finale of Fox's hit drama Empire
, and she knocked it out of the park with her powerhouse performance. So will the 70-year-old music icon be making a return in the show's hotly anticipated second season?
LaBelle spoke with ET during her Dancing With the Stars rehearsal
, alongside her pro partner Artem Chigvintsev, and the legend promised that fans of Empire
haven't seen the last of her.
"Patty LaBelle will return," she said with a smile, before revealing that show creator Lee Daniels originally had a pretty surprising role in mind for her when he first asked her to come back.
"At first Lee had me playing an angel. I said, 'An angel? That means I'm over!' You know? I'm gone," LaBelle recounted, laughing. "He said, 'Ok, Lala. I'm gonna give you a part and you're going to come back all the time.'"
So it looks like Empire is going to be seeing a lot of more LaBelle. Which suits the singer just fine, as she admitted, "It's a great show. One of the best."