Mariah Carey To Play Herself On 'Empire'?

The best drama on primetime is about to get even better. 

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Fox's Empire has captured the attention of the nation since it's premiere in January. Now fans of the show (otherwise known as anyone who owns a TV) have another reason to look forward to the season 2 premiere next month: Mariah Carey.

Rumors have been swirling that the queen of all divas would be making an appearance on Empire, and Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal on the hit show, confirmed this to be true last Friday. Speaking with People Magazine, he said: "That rumor is true. That makes me feel so good to say that rumor is true."

It makes us feel good, too. While the cast is keeping a tight lid on what Mariah's role will be, show creator Lee Daniels said he'd like her to play a version of herself. But even Lee Daniels doesn't always get what Lee Daniels wants. "She doesn't want to play herself," Lee told The Hollywood Reporter. "I sort of want her to. Her almost making fun of herself could be fun." 

What do you think? Are you excited to see Mariah Carey share the screen with everyone's favorite dysfunctional family? 

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