Empire fans, it’s time to get your life! After months of speculation that Mariah Carey would be on the hit show, fans finally get to see her in action. On Friday morning, Fox released the new series teaser, which features a glamorous Carey and … it’s everything.
MC plays a singer named Kitty who joins Jamal (Jussie Smollett) in the recording studio. Viewers get a brief glimpse at their duet and Kitty saying to Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), “You always got a trick up your sleeve!”
The teaser also lays out some of the season’s big plot points, including the return of Shine (Xzibit) and Lucious’ half-brother Tariq (Morocco Omari).
In May, Carey, who next appears on her E! docu-series Mariah’s World, told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen that she’d only appear on Empire if the part is “amazing.”
“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.
Empire returns for its third season on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox. The highly anticipated Carey episode will air on Oct. 5.