Mariah Carey eyeing 'Black-ish' spinoff role

Mariah Carey (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Mariah Carey (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mariah Carey is apparently keen to star in the upcoming Black-ish spin-off show, Mixed-ish, according to executive producer Karen Gist.

The singer has written and recorded the theme song for the show, In The Mix.

About her involvement in creating the song, Mariah said in a statement that she is a big fan of the shows and that she was inspired to connect with Kenya Barris to find a way to work together.

"As a biracial woman in the entertainment industry, there was no way I did not want to be a part of Mixed-ish, especially after seeing the pilot, which I loved. I could not be more honoured and proud to be writing and performing In the Mix for Kenya and the show," read the statement.

At the Television Critics Association summer tour Karen teased that Mariah is keen to do an episode on the sitcom, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Mixed-ish is set to premiere in the US on 24 September.

The new spin-off will focus on Rainbow Johnson's (Tracee Ellis Ross' character) experiences growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves.

This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong.