UPDATE: Watch Carey and Jussie Smollett sing their duet “Infamous” together.


UPDATE: Mariah Carey’s cameo on Empire was everything you’d expect. It’s essentially her and Jussie Smollett singing their duet “Infamous” together in a recording studio. Not essentially, actually, that’s exactly what it is. Watch:


UPDATE // OCTOBER 03: Important. Mariah Carey teased a bit more of her upcoming cameo on the new season of Empire. Check it out:

Here's a sneak peek of my appearance on #Empire, airing on Wednesday and featuring #Infamous with @jussiesmollett!

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Mariah Carey will likely earn an Emmy for her upcoming role in the new season of Empire.

“You’ve always got a trick up your sleeve,” the acting chanteuse says in the new trailer for the show. She also makes a brief appearance in another scene singing into a mic in a recording studio, a huge stretch from her day-to-day.


The season premiere arrives on Sep. 21, but you’ll have to wait until Oct. 5 to catch Carey’s episode.

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