Fans Roll Eyes at Mariah Carey’s ‘Hip Hop Honors’ Performance: ‘More Like Mariah Carry’ (Video)

Carey recreated, approximately, her iconic “Honey” video during the show

Fans are shaking their heads after Mariah Carey delivered the centerpiece performance tonight during VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors,” a recreation of her iconic 1997 hit video “Honey.” You can watch a sample of the performance above, or the entire thing here. 

Featuring several guest performers including Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat, it should have been the stand-out moment of the whole show. And it was, but not for the reasons every probably hoped — instead, it ended up being a repeat of Mariah’s now-infamous New Year’s Eve 2016 performance.

From the obvious use of a backing track as Mariah sang, to her largely stationary performance, accentuated by the energetic guests and several backup dancers, Twitter was largely side-eying the whole thing.

Luckily, not everyone was down on Mariah for her unusual performance. Many noted that she’s a singer, not a dancer, and others noted in particular that she’s going to be laughing all the way to the bank.