Poor Mariah Carey.
After being more than 3 hours late Tuesday for a taped performance for the Wednesday Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony, NBC officials decided to cancel her appearance, according to TMZ.
TMZ reports that it was due to the fact that Mariah was on the phone talking with her lawyer about her details of her divorce from Nick Cannon. “When she pulled up to Rockefeller Center more than 3 hours late, she was still on the phone and people overheard her continuing to talk divorce,” TMZ writes.
Mariah soon apologized with this tweet.
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Then NBC decides to put Mariah on live Wednesday night for the broadcast show — leading TMZ to write a headline that says “NBC gambles.”
Mariah was excited (see backstage tweet below), so was everyone else, until she started singing her hit, “All I Want For Christmas.”
Her usual incredibly versatile range and clear voice often cracked or was off key. Listen to this live mic feed:
No surprise, the entire drama led to a lot of snarky comments:
But don’t you fret Mariah, you also still have the hearts of a lot of fans.