Not in a good way.


Not in a good way.

Mariah Carey was hospitalized last week after exhibiting severe flu-like symptoms.

We’re going to blame her subpar surprise performance with Busta Rhymes of “I Know What You Want” at Hot 97’s Hot For The Holidays party at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center concert on that, because Carey, known for her soaring vocals, sounded tired.

On the one hand, we appreciate her effort singing live while combatting a health scare, on the other hand… rest and relaxation is the best way to fully recover. No sense in rushing greatness! Sadly, we fear this clip will be filed in her growing-list of horrid on-stage performances.

She looks good though.

Other stars that attended included Fetty Wap, Puff Daddy, Lil Wayne Mary J. Blige and Lil’ Kim. Watch a performance of the latter:

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