“I just want to take a sip of tea if they’ll let me — they told me there would be tea,” she said Sunday night (Dec. 31), after singing "Vision of Love." “Oh, it’s a disaster. Okay, well we’ll just have to rough it. I’m going to be just like everybody else with no hot tea.”
Carey's request was fair enough, considering New York City rang in 2018 in subzero temperatures. The superstar, who was headlining Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, posted a picture on Instagram to show concerned fans the hot tea arrived later in the night.