The star-studded cast of Empire’s second season just keeps getting better and better!

According to E! NewsKelly Rowland, who had been spotted last month hanging out with screenwriters from Empire, has officially been announced as part of the new season.

She is slated to play Lucious Lyon’s mother in flashbacks.

The flashbacks to Lyon’s past are nothing new to the show, which often showed Lyon and his now-ex-wife Cookie Lyon during the period of time before they built their music empire.

The new season, which will debut September 23, is already choc full of stars, from Chris Rock to Lenny Kravitz to Alicia Keys to Marisa Tomei.