Can someone please find out where the real Mariah Carey is for us? The songbird diva was on hand for NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center special on Dec. 3, where she performed her classic yuletide hit, “All I Want for Christmas”. While belting out her song, Carey missed the majority of the high notes she is most famous for hitting. To say Carey’s performance was disappointing would be an understatement. Just what is the reason for Mimi missing out on those octaves she’s legendary for?
According to TMZ, Carey was so preoccupied on the phone talking to her attorney surrounding her divorce to Nick Cannon, she came to the taping at Rockefeller Center on Dec. 2, 3 HOURS LATE! Once she arrived, the big wigs over at NBC along with crewmembers and fans of Carey’s were not amused by her tremendous tardiness resulting in her being home. While Mariah still wanted to perform and not let her fans down, who were left waiting in the freezing rain for her to finally show up, NBC didn’t budge and scrapped the taping. A day later, the peacock network had a change of heart and allowed her to be a part of the lineup.
Carey apologized to her lambs (fans) on Twitter for the drama and tried to clear up the situation. Carey stated:
Maybe NBC knew Mimi should’ve stayed home judging the way she belted out her famous holiday song. Watch the trainwreck below.