Mariah Carey more than lived up to her diva reputation at the World Music Awards in Monaco on Tuesday night, delaying the ceremony by arriving four hours later than planned.
The star was planning on promoting her bizarrely-titled latest release ‘Me. I Am Mariah. The Elusive Chanteuse’ with an album launch before the awards kicked off, though it was pushed back by four hours, leaving A-listers like Miley Cyrus and Tinie Tempah waiting around for her arrival.
A spokesman for the awards told The Mirror: "We don't know why Mariah is late, she's just being Mariah."
A senior producer added: “Mariah was meant to be at the Sporting Club at 5.30pm but her album launch was put back to 9.30pm.
“The whole event has been delayed. It’s not great.”
As if that wasn’t diva behaviour enough, Mariah was insistent that her own lighting man accompany her to the event to ensure that she was perfectly lit.
A source explained to The Mirror: “She likes to have her lighting man wherever she goes to make sure the lighting is right. That’s really important to her.”
He also performed at the ceremony, writing on his Twitter page afterwards that he felt honoured to have shared the stage with ‘The Elusive Chanteuse’ herself, Mariah Carey:
Last night was really cool. What an honour to perform just after mariah Carey at the world music awards!! Crazy shit man!! 😝— James Arthur (@JamesArthur23) May 28, 2014
Meanwhile, Mimi’s late arrival was just one of many problems to disrupt the awards ceremony, with host Sharon Stone having to pull out at the last minute, forcing organisers to draft in Pamela Anderson at the eleventh hour.