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2 January 2018, 12:19
"Did Mariah Carey just have a tantrum over tea?"
After her universally-panned New Year's Eve performance last year, all eyes were on Mariah Carey as she took to the stage in 2018.
And while her actual performance was a triumph, the singer couldn't help but draw attention to one missing ingredient: her hot tea.
"I just want to take a sip of tea if they’ll let me — they told me there would be tea," she said on Sunday night, after singing 'Vision of Love'.
"Oh, it’s a disaster. Okay, well we’ll just have to rough it. I’m going to be just like everybody else with no hot tea."
Soon enough, Internet users began rolling out the inevitable memes.
I wonder if “Hot Tea” was Mariah Carey’s code for “get my vocal track ready”....?— Keith P. Jason (@KeithPJason) 1 January 2018
And now the Mariah Carey hot tea will be the first meme of 2018. pic.twitter.com/wN4KITyBlj— Milmiskew (@Milmiskew) 1 January 2018
The first time life throws you a curve in 2018 just remember: Mariah Carey made it through without her hot tea. You can make it through too.— Jason Pederson (@KATVJason) 1 January 2018
That feeling when you steal Mariah Carey's hot tea. pic.twitter.com/l1s7YNAIoh— ehadleystone (@artobsessed622) 1 January 2018
Mariah Carey’s assistance’s trying to get her that hot tea pic.twitter.com/hepIPevmZ3— Nicholas (@N_Russ0) 1 January 2018
The songstress was headlining Dick Clark’s 'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve', and considering the current subzero temperatures in New York, her request was somewhat justified.
Following her performance, Carey posted a picture later on in the evening to show fans that her hot tea had finally arrived.
"Found my tea!" she captioned the snap as she sipped her drink.
Found my tea! pic.twitter.com/r5EIIbT5Zw— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) 1 January 2018