Mariah Carey is joining the cast of Empire. Since the start of the popular FOX television series, the iconic singer and the show’s co-creator, Lee Daniels, have been teasing Carey’s involvement on the show. Before Carey makes her debut on Empire next week, she debuts the song “Infamous” recording with Jussie Smollett and the show’s cast.
Premiered by EW, the song is a preview of Mariah’s appearance next week, where she will play a huge singer named Kitty. Smollett, who plays Jamal, gets a confidence boost from Kitty after going through some struggles in studio. “It was great,” Smollett tells EW on set, speaking about the experience of working with Mimi. “She’s a sweetheart. She’s a professional and, you know, this is a long time coming.”
Catch Mariah Carey on next week’s episode when it airs on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET. Listen to “Infamous” below.
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