Mariah Carey shares tense sneak peek of her 'Empire' appearance

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Mariah Carey is a natural on camera.

The 46-year-old singer teased her highly anticipated guest stint on Empireon Monday, in which she sings in the studio with Jussie Smollett (Jamal). But things aren't going well to say the least -- clad in a sparkly bodysuit and a black choker, Carey comforts Smollett as he appears to be on the edge of a breakdown.

The new clip also features the original song "Infamous," which the legendary diva recorded with other cast members specifically for the hit show.

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

The mother of two plays a superstar singer named Kitty during her appearance, which shouldn't be too much of a stretch for the GRAMMY-winning songstress. Empire co-creator Lee Daniels has cast Carey in a number of projects in his past, most memorably in 2009's Precious, in which Carey ditched all the makeup and glamour to play a welfare caseworker.

"She was great," Empire star Taraji P. Henson revealed during the show's panel at Fox's Television Critics Association press day in August. "She's fabulous. She's beautiful to look at. I'd like to wear a leotard like that!"

"She brings a sense of what Mariah brings to the music industry, she brought it to our show," she added. "I'm grateful that she spent time with little old us."

Smollett is also clearly a big fan.

"I love her," he gushed to ET exclusively last month. "It's different getting to know someone that you love and respect and being able to work and do the work with that someone."

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Empire airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

Watch our interview with Smollett above!

Check out more from Mariah in the gallery below!

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Musician Mariah Carey (L) and James Packer attend the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for GLAAD)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Mariah Carey and James Packer are seen on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Mariah Carey and James Packer are seen on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: (L-R) Director Lee Daniels, Mariah Carey, and James Packer attend the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for GLAAD)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: (L-R) Mariah Carey and James Packer attend the 2016 G'Day Los Angeles Gala at Vibiana on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: James Packer, Mariah Carey and Member of the Australian House of Representatives Julie Bishop attend the G'Day USA 2016 Black Tie Gala at Vibiana on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for G'day USA Gala)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: James Packer and Mariah Carey arrives at the 2016 G'Day Los Angeles Gala at Vibiana on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
MACAU - OCTOBER 27: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) (L-R) American singer Mariah Carey and Australian businessman James Packer arrive on the red carpet for the opening of Studio City casino in Macau, China. (Photo by Jonathan Ng/Newspix/Getty Images)
James Packer, co-chairman of Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd., right, and singer Mariah Carey stand for photographs at the red carpet event prior to the opening ceremony of Studio City casino resort, developed by Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd., in Macau, China, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Studio City is the latest test of the former Portuguese colony's ability to attract visitors wanting to play on more than gaming tables and slot machines. Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Mariah Carey and James Packer attend 'The Intern' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on September 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Mariah Carey and James Packer attend 'The Intern' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on September 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey And James Packer are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey and Kerry Stokes are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey, James Packer and Kerry Stokes are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey And James Packer are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey And James Packer are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
PORTOFINO, ITALY - JUNE 26: Mariah Carey And James Packer are seen on June 26, 2015 in Portofino, . (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
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