If there was any performing rust since her time away from the stage, Mariah Carey sure knew how to shake it off. The pop diva returned to delivering power ballads last night at Caesar's Entertainment Escape to Total Rewards concert in her first show since delivering twins last year.
“I didn’t realize this was such a drama,” the singer said of her first post-pregnancy performance, which took place at New York's Gotham Hall. But with 18 No. 1 hits, the most of any solo singer ever, and famous hubby Nick Cannon in the headlines with health issues, it only made sense that all eyes were on Mariah.
Despite an ill-fitting earpiece that Mariah described as “pre-baby,” the 41-year-old singer looked great in a tight black dress showcasing her fit post-baby body, which she credits to Jenny Craig.
Like any mom, Mariah couldn’t help but mention her kids, 10-month-old tots Monroe and Morrocan. She said she was wondering whether or not to include them in her first show back. “Seriously, I was like, do I bring them babies?” Mariah told the audience. “But I realized that that was not a good lesson in parenting. It would be a tad late, and it’s also the time when the babies have to sleep.”
Mariah went on to explain that Monroe, or Roe, needs time to warm up to crowds, but Morrocan, or Roc, would have been up there beat-boxing. With Nick’s rapping skills, its not hard to imagine Roc rocking the mic alongside mama one day.