In a night of collaborations being performed onstage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Mariah Carey brought along her two "#Beautiful" remix collaborators, Miguel and Young Jeezy, for her performance Sunday night, June 30. The 43-year-old singer delivered some of her signature whistle-like high notes right off the bat of her latest hit single.
Unlike Miguel and Jeezy who were casually dressed in black for their part, Carey was in full diva mode, wearing a stunning white dress with sheer fabric draped beneath its mini-skirt framed by countless golden chandelier lights. Miguel sang seated from the stairs leading up to the stage huddled with a small group of ladies. The slow, laid-back track did not require any of the long jump stunts he injured a fan with during the recent Billboard Music Awards.
And just when the audience thought the trio's special number was done, Jeezy stepped back up again to dish out his track "R.I.P." to close it all out. Miguel, who won Best Male R'n'B/Pop Artist, also maximized his appearance in the BET Awards with a double performance, singing "How Many Drinks" with Best New Artist/Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Kendrick Lamar.
Following her "#Beautiful" rendition, Carey got the Twitter-verse buzzing again, accusing her of lip-syncing similar to her "American Idol" finale spot where it was undeniably her voice that people heard but the performance was said to be not done live. Some viewers tweeted the singer continued to move her lips when there was supposedly a pause in her vocals.