Mariah Carey is nothing if not one of the most fabulous divas in pop music, and she’s certainly living up to that reputation in a leaked backstage video.
Mariah was recently caught getting a little help from her team while making her way to the stage to perform for fans earlier this month as part of her #1 To Infinity residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and, naturally, that meant no walking for the pop superstar.
The fan captured video shows Carey making her way to the Sin City stage while being pushed along by a bodyguard in a customized chair as Mariah’s team attempt to touch-up her make-up. It’s not clear whether the video was shot before or during Carey’s Las Vegas show, though her fabulous backstage ways make us love the icon even more.
Mariah Carey fan account MariahNow posted the video on Instagram on February 23 captioned “#MariahCarey nos bastidores da #1ToInfinity” (which translates to “#MariahCarey behind the scenes of #1ToInfinity”) and it certainly inspired some unique responses from Carey’s legions of fans.
“Omg this is amazing,” Instagram user @joniburl commented on the video, adding that Carey’s mode of transport is “next level divaism.” @electric_style also praised Mariah’s diva antics writing, “look at queen Mariah being wheeled through a hotel lobby while her minions fix her make up as she wheels past! Lol.”
Social media user @phibedee even joked in the video’s comments section that the short clip of Mariah’s luxury entrance is “the best video on the Internet.”
Other fans opted to defend Mariah’s fabulously diva behavior in the video’s comment section, as Carey fan @memoirz1029 wrote, “If you see backstage of most shows they often sit down as soon as they get off stage to do new prep [like] makeup, clothes [and] hair.”
“There’s a lot to do in a little time,” Carey’s fan continued on the photo sharing site, “plus she’s been walking around on the stage all the time – it’s tiresome.”
As noted by Lainey Gossip, Carey’s very unique transportation was very likely “constructed specifically for her needs” by her talented Las Vegas team which included a slew of make-up artists and “an assistant [holding Mariah’s] mug, with a straw, and the microphone” who helped her on her way to the stage.
Though Mariah Carey hasn’t publicly commented on her pretty handy way of getting around, Mariah has recently hinted that she’s been pretty tired lately after lugging around the huge 35-carat diamond engagement ring her fiancée James Packer popped the question with last month.
“It’s so heavy I can’t lift my arm up!” Mariah joked to E! News last month, describing her engagement ring – thought to be worth upwards of $7.5 million – as being “a nice chunk.”
Mariah also spilled the beans about her upcoming wedding to the site in the exclusive interview, where she confessed that the couple’s walk down the aisle will likely be a smaller affair seeing as both she and James have both been married before.
“We are not doing a big wedding because he did two big weddings,” Carey said, “and it’s kind of like, ‘I’ve done a big wedding [too]’… We would rather make it beautiful but humble.”
Mariah also got candid about how Packer popped the big question in the candid E! News interview back in January, which she described to the site as being “very romantic.”
“He’s an exceptional person and really… it gets more romantic by the day, so it’s very sweet,” Mariah gushed. “He’s a generous person as well – and a good-hearted person,” Carey continued of James, “He’s young at heart, but also serious. And I mean that in the best way…”
What do you think of Mariah Carey being wheeled around backstage at her Las Vegas show?
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