Nia Long will join the cast of “Empire” in a recurring role that will have her going toe-to-toe with lioness Cookie Lyon.

Here’s the scoop via The Wrap:

Long will play Las Vegas club queenpin Giuliana, per Fox. Giuliana makes brash moves in the gangster underworld of New York to secure a deal with Empire. Sleek, sexy, and cold-blooded, she rubs elbows with Lucious and goes toe-to-toe with Cookie even as she reckons with her own mysterious past.

I’m here for anything Nia Long does. So, I’ll be front and center.

How about you?