She’s #Booked! Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) Lands Role on “Empire!” (@EmpireFOX)

With her docuseries titled Mariah’s World premiering on E!, and a new guest role on a Fox hit series, Mariah Carey is definitely going to make this fall a fabulous season to remember. The vocal diva will bring the drama to Wednesday night’s no. 1 ranked show Empire.

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Last year, the show’s creator Lee Daniels hinted that MC would be joining the music drama, but Fox officially confirmed Monday that she will definitely be a part of season 3 playing the role of Kitty, “a mega superstar who comes to Empire to collaborate with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollet) on an explosive new song,” according to a press release from Fox.

While speaking to members of the press at the 2016 Television Critic Association summer press tour, Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyons) says: “She [Mariah] was great. She’s fabulous, she’s beautiful to look at,” Henson said. “…What Mariah brings to the music industry, she brought to the show. I’m grateful she spent time with us.

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Hmm… If we’re lucky, we’ll get some shady banter between the two divas.

Empire has made it a habit of pulling in notable names in music for guest starring roles, but in its second season, the star power seemed a bit overwhelming to its loyal viewers. Even the shows co-creator shared the same sentiments as fan. In an interview he suggests they went a little overboard with the guest roles.

“I do think we’ve had too many guest stars,” he told Deadline. “I think, maybe because … now we can get anyone we want, we were too guest-star heavy for a while.”

According to Variety, MiMi will join previously announced guest stars Taye Diggs, Sierra McClain, French Montana and Birdman. Let’s just hope these guest roles are necessary to the storyline.

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Season three of Empire is met with big expectations, after ending with some edgy cliffhangers: Anika and Rhonda fighting on the edge of the balcony.

The third season of Empire premieres Sept. 21, while Mariah’s World premiers Dec. 4.

 

 

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