Well Played, Mariah Carey


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Apparently Mariah hurt her shoulder sometime between the BET Awards and now, and has coped with this setback by turning it into an accessory. Like a boss.

[Photos: Getty]

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Comments (21):

  1.  ErinG
    +3

    Its a shame too, Mariah’s elbows are usually so exquisitely showcased.

  2. MKKS
    +16

    THAT’S SO MARIAH. Which is by the way a show I would totally watch, whereby Mariah does stuff like sprain her shoulder & commission a bejeweled sling. That could take up an entire episode.

    • Jen S 2.0
      +3

      So much this.

      (And that is notwithstanding that I pride myself on not watching any “celebrity” reality “shows.” As I often snit, “You may indeed be able to [sing/dance/act/whatever], but the rest of your life is not interesting enough for me to watch you pretending to live it front of a conveniently placed camera, while ignoring my OWN life.”)

  3. Stefanie
    +3

    NAILED IT. Good job Mimi!

  4. julyol1972
    +4

    Heard she tripped in her heels and fell off a platform whilst shooting a music video. Big props for looking none the worse for wear!

    Maybe she could make bejeweled, fluffy, feathered coutoure-ish arm slings a thing after the music career ends..

    • Jodi
      +5

      She was actually fairly seriously hurt when she fell of a raised platform while shooting the video. She dislocated her arm and cracked a rib and chipped a shoulder bone (reportedly) and then was still able to pull it together for a Superstorm Sandy benefit concert. I think she deserves a lot of props for going ahead with the performance with style, because I can think of a number of “superstars” who would cancel because their flight was 15 minutes late and that threw off their karma.

  5.  Angela
    +1

    What is WRONG with her? Time to hang it up, girl. Done.

  6. hfree
    +5

    That white dress is really beautiful as well. Very flattering on her.

  7. tassie
    +1

    Is she protecting the Wizard?

  8. tassie
    +2

    Yet it’s so HER. So thumbs up!

  9. HKS
    +2

    The first two are a little crazy looking for me (the feathers and the fur), but that last look: if I ever need to wear a sling, I will make sure it is bedazzled to match my gorgeous jeweled dress. She looks fab.

  10. Erin
    +2

    What I’m wondering about is logistics. Having never been required to wear a sling, I’m thinking about the various costume changes and having to wrangle a fitted dress while coddling the shoulder. Kuddos to her for not canceling the performance.

  11. Goldfish
    +9

    Oh, yessss! This is not a font of awesome. It is a full-on infinity pool.
    And girlfriend is serving this up with no irony. 4.0

  12. Vandalfan
    0

    Her face doesn’t look like her face, somehow.

  13. HelenBackAgain
    +2

    …and of course, a big Up Yours to the elbow lovers of the world, who left with nothing.

    Heh. My father used to tell a story about a long-gloves-wearing stripper and a drunk… oh, right, Mariah. Way to play hurt, girl!

    I don’t like her; I find her unthinking ego and self-absorption annoying, and I actively hate that she can never just sing, instead of using that beautiful natural instrument for an endless series of emotionally empty and technically overblown vocal tricks.

    But I admire her having done this. It makes me like her rather better.

  14. ronnie
    0

    sooo Moronic… sooo Mariah!

  15. gryt
    +1

    LOVES EET!!!!