Singer Mariah Carey made her highly anticipated return to the stage since giving birth to twins in diva-like form in front of an eager audience.
Carey, who gave birth to fraternal twins via C-section in April, performed in a slinky, sleeveless black dress before a few hundred fans Thursday night at New York’s Gotham Hall.
When speaking of her return, Carey said: “I didn’t realize this was a big deal.”
Carey sang a number of her hits during the short performance, from “Hero” to “We Belong Together” to her rendition of the Jackson 5 hit “I’ll Be There.”
The concert was one of four shows Thursday dubbed “Plot Your Escape: Four Concerts. Countless Celebrities. 1 Epic Night,” by Caesars Entertainment. Diddy was Carey’s opening act in New York, while rapper Lil Wayne and Cee Lo performed in Los Angeles, rock group Maroon 5 and singer/musician Sara Bareilles in Chicago, and Mary J. Blige and new “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Gavin DeGraw in New Orleans. The concerts were part of Caesars Entertainment’s rewards program.
The shows happened simultaneously and were streamed online.
Carey said if her son Moroccan was onstage, he would probably beat-box, and that her daughter Monroe would be a diva.