By now we’re all gearing up for the debut of the new season of Empire. (Just check out the gorgeous Taraji P. Henson on the new November 2016 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair—on sale today!). And you may have heard gorgeous Mariah Carey, in the role of music superstar “Kitty,” will be popping in to visit with the Lyons family. But if you’re looking for a showdown between “Kitty” and “Cookie”—we’re all going to have to chill. “She’s actually an ally of mine on the show,” reveals actress Taraji P. Henson, a.k.a. Empire’s fabulously fierce “Cookie,” to E News during the Toronto International Film Festival. We’ll see how that works out…can’t wait to see the new season of Empire debuting on FOX-TV Sept. 21.