Mariah Carey has thrilled and shocked audiences with her astounding voice for almost two decades. Born to mixed-race parents, Mariah Carey is a staunch supporter of the LGBTQ community. The New Zealand Herald reported that the pop diva was honored at the 27th Annual GLAAD Awards in New York City.
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The awards celebrate the inclusivity of LGTBQ people in various media. Mariah Carey received the Ally Award for her relentless efforts to support and promote LGBTQ inclusivity. The singer, who was accompanied by her fiancé, James Packer, was presented with the award by Lee Daniels, who directed Carey in the movie Precious.
Mariah Carey thanked the LGTBQ organization for the honor and admitted to being awestruck by the diversity of the people who form the community.
She also took the opportunity to reveal her wedding plans with the assembled reporters by mentioning that she had already selected her wedding dress. However, she made it clear that she will not be performing on her wedding day.
People reported that the pop star spoke about how her two sons enjoy running around the stage when they accompany their mother to events and stage shows.
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“I’ve been bringing them up onstage when I was on tour because they wanted to be onstage. But then they just kind of run around. And, I’m like ‘Ah, somebody help.'”
Her fans agree that her onstage performances are a sheer delight and that Mariah Carey expressly herself freely onstage, however awkward her moves be. After ending the European tour in Amsterdam last month, Mariah Carey performed in South Africa, which was the final leg of her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Mariah Carey gave Bryan Tanaka, a choreographer with a broken leg, an awkward lap dance onstage in Johannesburg.
Mariah Carey gives a lap dance during her stage show in South Africa
Mariah Carey gave a lap dance to Bryan Tanaka… pic.twitter.com/tDXMzkIGAA
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Bryan was helped onstage by his troupe and was made to sit on a chair as Mariah dramatically jerked herself to and fro and from side to side on the rhythm of her song “Touch My Body.” Her movements were so vigorous that despite having no physical support apart from Bryan’s hands, Mariah could balance herself without falling down. As much as some fans called it “thrilling” to see the sensuous Mariah straddling Bryan Tanaka in a black sequined leotard, others commented that the sensuous lap dance looked a bit awkward as Bryan’s left leg was heavily strapped because of a knee cap injury.
Watch the full lap dance video here.
Mariah Carey has undoubtedly worked extremely hard to make her onstage tour performances as close to perfect as possible, and she has done so by paying great attention to detail. She is now giving the same amount of attention to preparing for her highly anticipated reality show, Mariah’s World, which focuses on her life on the road during the tours.
And even though Mariah Carey has been known as the Queen of Ballads, she is also sometimes known as the Queen of Shade-Throwing. A shade is basically an insult in disguise, and there are many famous celebrities, including Mariah Carey, who participate in throwing shades for reasons unknown. Mariah’s shades are indirect and subtle yet very piercing. Mariah Carey’s clever snub was noted by blogger Cristian Alcauter, who records the shades thrown by various celebrities on his Instagram The Art of Shade. According to W Magazine, Mariah Carey’s famous shade moment is one of his all-time favorites, even ranking higher than the shades thrown by celebrities like Prince and Aretha Franklin.
The blogger’s favorite Mariah Carey shade is the definitive moment when Mariah was asked about Jennifer Lopez and she remarked, “I don’t know her”.
However, the diva addressed the issue later, and it does seem that the issue was blown out of proportion.
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