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01/01/2020 09:53 GMT | Updated 01/01/2020 09:57 GMT

Mariah Carey Hacked On Twitter Right In The Middle Of Her ‘Freaking Nap’

The pop diva's account was used to send crude messages about Eminem along with racial slurs.

Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked on New Year’s Eve, with someone posting crude messages about Eminem and racist epithets to her 21.4 million followers.

And it happened right in the middle of her “freaking nap”.  

“As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised account and are currently investigating the situation,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter.

CNBC estimates the hackers had control over the account for around 30 minutes. 

The tweets were deleted, and Mariah returned with a typically understated response to the whole debacle:

Some of the tweets mentioned Chuckling Squad, the group believed responsible for a number of other high-profile hacks, including the Twitter account of company CEO Jack Dorsey

Despite the hack, Mariah ends 2019 and begins 2020 in a very familiar place: as the reigning queen of pop music.

The first Billboard chart of the New Year will have her 1994 hit, All I Want for Christmas Is You in the top spot, no less than 25 years after it was first released.

Her latest accolade also makes Mariah the first singer to have a number-one hit in America in four different decades.

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Mariah Carey

To mark the 25th anniversary of her festive hit, Mariah went all out, sharing a number of suitably-ridiculous viral videos on social media in the song’s honour, as well as a new ad campaign for Walkers crisps, which heavily featured the track.

Near the end of the festive season, Mariah also appeared in a brand new music video for All I Want For Christmas Is You.

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