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Mariah Carey Didn't Want to Sing for Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke'

Mariah Carey Didn't Want to Sing for Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke'

Mariah Carey was the first ever musical artist to appear on James Corden‘s smash hit segment Carpool Karaoke, but it almost didn’t go off as planned!

The talk show host has revealed that Mariah showed up that morning and said she would not be singing.

“She came out and said, ‘I’m not singing today.’ And she went, ‘We’ll just drive around and have a chat,’” James recalled in an interview with The Howard Stern Show. He responded to her, “Right, but it’s ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ So without that… And then I thought, I just have to jump into it. Even if this bit is just me singing to Mariah Carey, it’s still on the show. It may not be the recurring bit we hope it is, but it’s still probably on the show.”

Right at the start of the segment when James put on the music, Mariah said, “I’m not singing today, I was up all night.” In the end, she sang along for a bit!

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  • Aspire2InspireTheWorld

    I enjoyed her so much on there! Love her personality

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  • Kund Malir

    LMAO. Mariah said no singing on a vocal rest day. I love her. & it’s good to see James having success with his show.

  • Kristine Krishendath

    it clearly shows she didn’t want to be there and she barely sang most of the songs. what’s the point of having a karaoke carpool without singing? you just drive around places doing nothing?. her not wanting to show up and not wanting to partake in the fun makes her seem like a diva. if she trying to rest for her vocals, why arrange for herself to be there?

  • Aspire2InspireTheWorld

    Girl, shut up. This was the first episode so the format of it wasn’t set in stone. There were no explicit directions on what would be done. She wasn’t being a diva, she was just very honest about not wanting to sound crazy so early in the morning.

  • Kristine Krishendath

    This coming from a die hard mariah Carey fan. Of course you would defend her actions and say what she did wasn’t bad. It doesn’t take a genius to be prepared for a carpool karaoke. A lot of the singers who do this aren’t prepared but they still go into it. It’s sad to hear someone say you have to be prepared for something as singing. She’s been doing this her whole life .. Why does she need to be prepared to know what she already knows?

    Sounding so crazy in the morning? Really? Grow up and face the facts. She didn’t want to be there and tried to get out of it by not singing. if she didn’t want to sing or had to rest her voice she should’ve have signed up herself to be there. not cancel last minute and make james feel bad. i mean who does that?

    obvs a diva.

  • onlygameonline

    She was also the first person to agree to it when other A-listers refused.. Funnily enough they all followed suit afterwards! Not so stuck up after all.