‘Empire’ returns to Fox on September 21 at 9 p.m. ET for its third season and the all-star list of guest stars and celebrities making cameos grows. ‘Empire’ season 3 spoilers reveal that Mariah Carey has been cast in the role of Kitty, a mega-superstar who teams up with Jamal Lyon [Jussie Smollet].
Fox shared the great news in a press release issued on Monday, August 8. Executive producer Lee Daniels publicly stated during ‘Empire’ season 2 he wanted Mariah as a guest star and now the show runner has snagged the diva.
When Mariah Carey brings Kitty to ‘Empire’ she will be ready to collaborate with Jamal Lyon [Jussie Smollett] “on an explosive new song.”
Fans are already wondering if Kitty will be a love interest for Lucious Lyon [Terrence Howard]. It doesn’t matter that Lucious is married to Anika Calhoun [Grace Gealey]. If Lucious wants a woman the music mogul gets her – and he may want Kitty. But will Kitty want Lucious?
More ‘Empire’ spoilers for season three include a not-yet-official report that hip-hop legend Biz Markie will also appear on ‘Empire’. Taraji P. Henson [Cookie Lyon] posted a photo on Instagram mugging with Biz and wrote, “Look who we high jacked for #Empire the great @officialbizmarkie.”
Showrunner Lee Daniels has gathered an impressive list of celebrities as guest stars and in recurring roles for ‘Empire’ season 3. Cookie may have a new man in her life. Taye Diggs has been cast in the recurring role of Angelo Dubois.
Lucious and an old rival may battle over a young talented singer. Xzibit has been cast as Lucious nemesis Shyne Johnson, and Sierra McClain [Nessa] will appear in a recurring role as Shyne’s protégé.
If that weren’t enough, ‘Empire’ fans will finally see how Cookie and Lucious’s romance began as teenagers. Ajiona Alexus [Cookie] and Jeremy Carver [Lucious] will appear in flashbacks.
Another young protégé will be added to the mix. Ezri Walker has been cast as Zeah, a 16-year-old super intelligent nerd with incredible music talent will discovered by Lucious. The young man will be forced to decide between a college education from an elite university or an uber-successful music career.
‘Empire’ viewers cannot wait for Mariah Carey to charge into Empire Records as Kitty and begin her musical collaboration with Jamal. And maybe a red-hot romance with Lucious.