‘Empire’ Creator Pitches Diana Ross For New Season

6/4/2015 12:20 AM PDT

'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels Pitches Diana Ross For New Season

EXCLUSIVE

Cookie better watch her back ... "Empire" creator Lee Daniels has got another diva in mind for the hit series – Diana Ross.

Daniels chatted up our photog outside Craig’s in West Hollywood, and while Taraji P. Henson got a 10 for her rump shaking gone viral … talk of Ross for the new season got Daniels so flustered he forgot to pay for parking.

True endless love is at work here, folks. Nothing says "Music. Family. Power." like a true O.G. diva.