The filmmaker's explanation comes after a scene from the Fox hit show featured Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, discussing the possibility of her son Hakeem putting together an all-Hispanic girl group.
"Ain't nothing wrong with a couple of JLos," she said in the episode, "as long as they can really sing."
Co-creator Daniels took to Instagram Thursday to clear up any misunderstanding about how the show's producers and writers view Lopez's talent.
"I talk to Jennifer all the time about being on Empire," he wrote alongside a selfie with himself and the star in question. "We'd be luck to have her. She's proven herself as an original: one of the best singers, dancers and actors of all time."
"Look sometimes, Cookie just says some stupid [expletive]," he added in reference to the character's tumultuous history on the show, which is now in its second season.
Lopez has not followed-suit with Daniels' public apology by posting her response to social media.
Daniels' reference to having the 46-year-old entertainer as a guest star on Empire comes after the announcement of additional cameos. In August, he announced singer Mariah Carey will make an appearance on the show while singer Tyrese announced he too will be a guest star as one of Cookie's love interests. Actress Vivica will also guest star as Cookie's elder sister in pursuit of a favor from her estranged sibling.