Ahead of her appearance on “Empire” next month, Mariah Carey connects with cast member Jussie Smollett on “Infamous,” a Jermaine Dupri-produced collaboration recorded for Fox’s hit show.
“I know it’s dangerous, but I believe / A greater love, there’ll never be,” sings Mariah on the duet, while Smollett delivers Auto-Tuned vocals.
Mariah will guest as mega-superstar Kitty, who mentors Smollett’s character Jamal Lyon and helps him “overcome personal difficulties and reach a musical breakthrough.”
“It was great,” Smollett told EW of working with MC. “She’s a sweetheart. She’s a professional and, you know, this is a long time coming.”
The two will reunite in Hawaii later this year when Smollett opens for Mariah during her three shows in Honolulu on Nov. 23, 25, and 26.
Listen to “Infamous” below and catch Mariah on “Empire” next Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.