Mariah Carey to Guest Star on Empire Season 3 As...

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Mariah Carey is returning to the scene of the horrible crime.

Mariah Carey with Champagne

Last week, the artist told reporters from the Television Critics Association that her time on Fox, as host of American Idol, was awful and "abusive."

Fast forward just a few days, however, and we can confirm that Carey is on her way back to this same network.

The iconic artist will guest star on an upcoming episode of Empire Season 3, although she will NOT be portraying herself.

Instead, the occasional actress (remember her impressive turn in Precious?) will stop by the Fox smash as a character named Kitty.

And just who the heck is Kitty?

She's described by producers as a superstar who comes to Empire in order to collaborate with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) on an explosive new tack.

But when the duet encounters a few obstacles, Kitty helps Jamal dig deep to overcome personal difficulties and achieve a musical breakthrough.

Let's all hope... nay, pray, that Carey shares at least one scene with Taraji P. Henson's Cookie.

This guest appearance will not be Mariah's only stop by the small screen this year.

As teased in the above promo, Carey will actually anchor her very own reality show, Mariah's World, which is set to debut in December on E!.

Look for this program (which Carey has dubbed a "documentary") to chronicle Carey's European tour, along with her wedding plans.

Oh, yes, Carey is engaged.

She has snagged herself a billionaire named

Carey is about to kick off the second half of her Las Vegas residency, “Mariah #1 to Infinity,” at Caesars Palace later this month.

She will then heads to Latin America this fall with her “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour of Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico.

As for Empire:

Carey will appear on the October 5 installment of the Fox series, joining previously announced Empire guest stars Taye Diggs, Sierra McClain, French Montana and Birdman.

Empire returns September 21 with new episodes and you can watch Empire online at any time via our friends at TV Fanatic in order to catch up.

It's a great show. But be warned:

You won't be able to watch just one episode at a time. Prepare to binge, people.

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Mariah Carey Biography

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Huntington, New York
Full Name
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Quotes

I'm in love with my dog. He is my special someone. I love spending time with him.

Mariah Carey

We really do feel we are soulmates. I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me.

Mariah Carey [on Nick Cannon]