Mariah Carey Demanded Hot Tea During Her NYE Performance & Twitter Can't Cope

Tomas Mccoy
January 3, 2018

It's likely the incident was a "wink wink" reference to last year's drama.

Following 2016's disastrous New Year's Eve performance, which saw Mariah plagued by technical issues and lip sync accusations, the elusive chanteuse returned for her redemption storyline, and she delivered... mostly.

The temperature in New York City on Sunday night was only 11 degrees during Carey's performance, which served as a redemption of sorts after the singer's debacle previous year on the same stage. "She wanted to prove herself".

Which isn't to say the weather escaped her notice.

"Just want to take a sip of tea if they'll let me", Carey said between songs before noticing the beverage she requested was MIA. "They told me there would be tea". It's a disaster. OK.

"OK, well, we'll just have to rough it", she continued.

After her performance this year she posted a photo to Twitter joking that she was finally able to get some hot tea after leaving the stage. One critic wrote: "You were unprofessional for talking about tea between songs on stage!" After the ball dropped at midnight, she was seen onstage on the ABC telecast, singing along with Frank Sinatra's New York, New York, which was blaring over speakers. Minutes later, she was spotted giving an interview with Ryan Seacrest, the host of the night's festivities for Dick Clark Productions.


With New York City in the grip of a bitterly cold Arctic air mass, the experience was made particularly memorable this year for hundreds of thousands of people who braved the bone-chilling conditions to witness a century-old tradition.

Thousands of police were on hand, some heavily armed, others undercover.

A year ago it really was a disaster.

The demanding-diva routine, which was nearly certainly planned, was Carey's winking reference to her 2016 "New Year's Rockin' Eve" performance, when production problems of an indeterminate kind led her to ditch the elaborate pantomime she had in store. "He really is her support", the source tells Us.

This time, she personally sound-checked the performance hours in advance.

And while her actual performance was a triumph, the singer couldn't help but draw attention to one missing ingredient: her hot tea. The coldest was in 1907 when temperatures with wind chill felt like -18. After Hero finished, the camera went back to Seacrest.

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