Was Mariah Carey’s performance at the 2012 NFL Kick-Off Concert a touchdown? Or is the diva’s desperation running recklessly into the end zone? Let’s ask her antics last night.
The eight-octave songstress performed her current radio single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” with Rick Ross and Meek Mill last night, strutting out 1 min: 40 sec into the hip-hop/R&B track in a gold Naeem Kahn minidress with Christian Louboutins and Wilfredo Rosado jewelry, why? Because you wouldn’t be Mimi unless you showed up fashionably late…to your own song.
There was a quick costume change where MC emancipated her cleavage in a black curve-hugging Robert Cavalli bodice as she belted her other famous hits “Touch My Body,” “We Belong Together,” and “Always Be My Baby” — y’know, those songs true die hard NFL fans know like, 1/25th of the words to.
Though the most divalicious moment arrived when Mariah took one of her five poodles with her up on stage. Because. She. Can.
The pooch Jill E. Beans—you can always tell when a dog is owned by a celebrity…they’re just born with silver doggie bowls and middle initials in their names—was cradled under Mariah’s maternal arm like a baby/football throughout the set while the Jack Russell terrier’s owner hit those high notes only dogs can hear.