Multi-platinum artist, chanteuse, vixen, Hello Kitty enthusiast, gigantic engagement ring owner and soon-to-be TV star Mariah Carey appears on Empire this week — the fulfillment of a promise made what seems like ages ago.

The best over-the-top moments from Mariah Carey's appearance at the Television Critics Association gathering

In her role, she'll be playing Kitty, a megastar singer recruited by Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) to duet with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) to help get him excited about making music again. This clip shows one of a few scenes she's in, Mariah playing Mariah to the hilt. She's wearing a bustier/leotard thingy in the daytime in the studio (oh, that's not what you wear to work?), rocking a fully beat face and cooing seductively in that way only Mimi can. Check it out and get your life.

Empire airs Wednesday at 9/8 on Fox.