Mariah Carey is riding high after her perennial Christmas hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” reached No. 1 for the first time on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Yet, reportedly, the win isn’t putting the pop singer in a generous mood. According to Page Six, Carey and her team ordered takeout from a restaurant in New Jersey — a takeout order worth nearly $500 — with her representative leaving without tipping the staff.
Carey just ended her tour across the U.S. to promote her festive tunes, which she recently re-released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her album Merry Christmas. Earlier last week, she performed at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for her second show from her “All I Want For Christmas Is You” tour, which featured a performance by Stockton University’s Highest Praise Gospel Choir. At some point that night, a production assistant reportedly went to Robert’s Steakhouse – a restaurant in the hotel – to pick up food for the group.
Yet, after picking up steak, lobster tail, roasted chicken, crab cakes, salmon, pasta, and some fresh salads, the assistant paid the $493.67 bill with $500 and then took the $6.33 in change without leaving anything for the restaurant staff.
The source said that the chef at the restaurant had even gone above and beyond for the pop diva in order to ensure that it was up to her purportedly high standards, but seemingly it wasn’t good enough for gratuity.
“Chef Will Savarese prepared the meal with extra attention to make sure that everything was perfect for the notoriously finicky pop star, who performed her Christmas show at the Hard Rock where the top-tier restaurant is located,” the source said.
The source also revealed that the staff rolled their eyes after realizing that they were being snubbed by the notoriously fickle pop star’s team.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Carey has been promoting her holiday hits with a timely tour that has seen a Christmas song nab the top Billboard spot for the first time in 61 years. The news means that Carey now has more hits than Elvis Presley to earn the title as the solo artist with the most No. 1 hits. Carey has now spent 80 weeks in all as the No. 1 song on the Billboard chart.
Her most recent tour started in Las Vegas in November, moved to New Jersey, and then to Washington, D.C., Connecticut, and Massachusetts. It ended December 15 in New York City at the iconic Madison Square Garden.