P. Claire Dodson
January 01, 2018 9:57 am
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The weather outside was frightful in New York last night during Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance. But that didn’t stop her from killing it on stage, performing hits like “Hero” and “Vision of Love.”

You may remember that last year, Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance was a bit of, well, a hot mess. She lost her earpiece and said that parts of her vocal track were missing. Altogether, it definitely made for a memorable moment. Carey later summed up that New Year’s Eve performance as “a total chaotic mess,” saying she blamed everybody, including herself.

But Mariah Carey, a true national treasure, more than made up for the weirdness that plagued last year. She rung in 2018 with a perfectly executed performance, all while wearing the most envy-inducing white fur coat we’ve ever seen. Flawless singing and expert style aside, the most memorable part of this year’s show was…some tea. Specifically, a request for some hot tea. While Carey froze in the single-digit New York temperatures, girl just wanted some hot tea on stage.

“I just wanna take a sip of tea, if they’ll let me,” Mariah told the crowd in between songs. “They told me there would be tea. Oh! It’s a disaster!”

Sadly, there was no tea.

Mariah was forced to rough it with the regular people.

Honestly, a little hot tea in exchange for belting out hits in single-digit temperatures is not a lot to ask for.

Fortunately, Mariah eventually got her tea!

It probably wasn’t as helpful as it would have been in the frigid winter air. She still seemed happy though, as she posted a pic of her sipping some tea and being in on the joke. (And still wearing the fur coat, natch.)

What kind of tea do you think Mariah Carey drinks? Maybe Oolong? Or a reliable English Breakfast? Maybe something spicy, with a little holiday flair.

Here’s Mimi’s full New Year’s Eve performance.

The tea request comes around the 2:30 mark.

Divas: They’re just like us.

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