If you thought Mariah Carey’s time as a trendsetter was over you better think again. Not only has Mariah proved that she is courageous by gracing the 2018 New Year’s Rockin’ Eve stage after having a difficult performance in 2017, but she kicked off the first meme for 2018. Mariah braved the freezing cold weather in New York and performed three songs live. After finishing her song Vision of Love, Mariah Carey quickly delved into true diva fashion and showed her frustration that there was no hot tea on the stage. The Internet quickly erupted with “hot tea” memes, GIFs, video clips and comments. You may watch Mariah Carey’s “hot tea” moment in the video player below.
Mariah Carey quickly became one of Twitter’s top trends for New Year’s Eve and will most likely continue trending throughout New Year’s day. It’s unclear whether she would have trended simply for her performance which many say far surpassed her 2017 appearance. But there is no question her “hot tea” moment will carry fans into 2018 and maybe even beyond.
Carey is known for being a diva and with her past reality programs, HSN shopping infomercials, and headline-worthy appearances has a reputation for being a woman who celebrates the luxuries in life. It’s hard to imagine that someone wouldn’t make certain Mariah Carey’s hot tea was on stage ready for her.
After all, the five-time Grammy-Award winner was singing live in near record-breaking weather. The temperature was an icy 10 degrees in New York City and that’s not counting the wind chill factor.
Despite the cold, Mariah Carey’s performance was well received. Some critics complained because Mariah didn’t hit her signature high notes, but we can safely assume that was because she didn’t have enough hot tea to lubricate her vocal cords.
You can check out some of the Internet memes that quickly hit Twitter following Mariah’s performance below.
That feeling when you steal Mariah Carey's hot tea. pic.twitter.com/l1s7YNAIoh
— ehadleystone (@artobsessed622) January 1, 2018
And now the Mariah Carey hot tea will be the first meme of 2018. pic.twitter.com/wN4KITyBlj
— Milmiskew (@Milmiskew) January 1, 2018
— Evin (@evinonearth) January 1, 2018
Meanwhile, Kermit is enjoying Mariah Carey’s tea pic.twitter.com/2nJDGwHS3z
— Daniel Mealo (@dmealo) January 1, 2018
Me when Mariah Carey asked can she have her tea while she preforming ?? pic.twitter.com/uATxSyVGlR
— L. (@__lourdesss) January 1, 2018
Mariah Carey’s assistance’s trying to get her that hot tea pic.twitter.com/hepIPevmZ3
— Nicholas (@N_Russ0) January 1, 2018
— Ryan Moyer (@RyanMoyer10) January 1, 2018
It seems that everything Mariah Carey does will go viral and set a new trend.
What did you think about Mariah Carey’s performance? Were you surprised that she didn’t hit any of her high notes? Are you jumping on the “hot tea” meme bandwagon?