'Shine Ya Light' singer Rita, who is hitting cinema screens this month in the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie, will reportedly guest star in Fox's breakout hit before the first season ends.
Rita has been cast for a guest role alongside Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.
Rita confirmed her role by posting a photo on Instagram last night, which showed her posing alongside Empire cast member Gabourey Sidibe. Teasing fans, Rita said: "Empire! With this amazing human being! Stay tuned...."
Empire, starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, is a hip-hop drama focusing around music and entertainment company, Empire Enterprises.
Rita has appeared on the big screen before, having acted in 2004 film Spivs, as well as making an appearance in US drama 90210. She also had a cameo in action movie Fast & Furious 6 earlier this year.
All acting aside, Rita told fans yesterday that she was still shocked to be nominated for a Brit Award. Rita has been nominated in the Best Video category for 'I Will Never Let You Down'. She said: "Still can't believe I'm nominated for a Brit Award! Yay!!!"
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