Mariah Carey Says She'll Appear on 'Empire' If the Part Is 'Amazing,' Won't Play 'a Version of Myself'

by Alex Ungerman 10:34 AM PDT, May 18, 2016
Playing Mariah Carey Says She'll Appear on 'Empire' If the Part Is 'Amazing,' Won't Play 'a Version of Myself'

Mariah Carey would love to appear on Fox's Empire... if the role is right.

The pop star dished about potentially appearing on Lee Daniels' music industry drama on Tuesday's Watch What Happens Live, saying that while a role has already been discussed for her, the 46-year-old singer is not looking for a cameo.

"I saw Lee, like, two nights ago," she told host Andy Cohen. "He knows that I want to do Empire, but I like working with Lee on movie projects because he's still a great director."

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"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.

And now, the Mariah's World star is most concerned that Lee will take her up on the challenge.

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"Leave it to Lee and he'll have me in a wig they took out of a garbage can and a mustache," she joked.

The pair has actually worked together before, on 2009's Precious, and Lee Daniels' The Butler in 2013.

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And that wasn't the only big revelation from Tuesday's episode of the Bravo show.

Watch the video below to see Carey address her quasi-feud with Jennifer Lopez with a fair amount of shade!