Mariah Carey Returns to the Stage For the First Time Since Having the Twins
Nick Cannon led Mariah Carey inside NYC's Gotham Hall last night. Mariah was decked out in a tight black dress to take the stage as part of a cross-country event. PR company Caesars Entertainment hosted their "Escape to Total Rewards" series, which saw Mariah sing in NYC, Maroon 5 perform in Chicago, Mary J. Blige belting it out in New Orleans, and Cee Lo Green rapping in LA with Lil Wayne.
It was Mariah's first concert since the birth of her twins Moroccan and Monroe Cannon back in April of 2011. The twins weren't there, but Mariah thought about bringing them. Mariah told the crowd, "Do you love them babies? 'Cause I do . . . I really wanted to bring them here tonight, but Monroe is sometimes shy and takes a while to warm up to an audience. Rock and roll! Nah, but it's late. It's time for them to be asleep." Earlier in the day, Mariah made a cameo at another promotional event. Mariah Carey christened Disney's new cruise ship, the Fantasy. She was declared godmother of the vessel in front of a star-studded NYC panel that included Nick, Jerry Seinfeld, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Tim Gunn.