Mariah Carey’s ‘Empire’ Mess

An “Empire” diva is storming over having Mariah Carey portray herself on the hit show! Taraji P. Henson – who plays Cookie Lyon – even told producer Lee Daniels that Mariah could be the downfall of “Empire.”

Though her rep denies the tension, an insider told All The Buzz: “Taraji asked Lee why he’d want Mariah after she almost single-handedly brought down ‘American Idol,’” referring to Mariah’s 2013 stint as a judge.

“Now Lee keeps reassuring Taraji that she’ll always be ‘Queen Bee’ on the set!”

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