The 47-year-old singer will play Kitty, a mega-superstar who comes to Empire to collaborate with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) on an explosive new song. When the duet encounters obstacles, Kitty helps Jamal dig deep to overcome personal difficulties and reach a musical breakthrough. Carey filmed her cameo last week.
Taraji P. Henson revealed during the Empire panel that she shares several scenes with Carey, saying, "She was great. She's fabulous. She's beautiful to look at. I’d like to wear a leotard like that! She brings a sense of what Mariah brings to the music industry, she brought it to our show. I’m grateful that she spent time with little old us.”