News, Culture & Society

Mariah Carey unleashes animal instinct in leopard print skirt sighing records for fans

Mariah Carey graciously signs records for fans while out with beau Bryan Tanaka… after Songwriters Hall Of Fame induction

Mariah Carey wore an eye-popping ensemble when she was spotted signing records for fans in New York City this week.

The 53-year-old pop diva unleashed her animal instinct by wrapping herself in a glimmering leopard print skirt that fluttered in the breeze. 

Also with the songbird was her beau Bryan Tanaka.

On the town: Mariah Carey wore an eye-popping ensemble when she was spotted signing records for fans in New York City this week with her beau Bryan Tanaka

Mariah teamed the skirt with a statement black top that plunged to emphasize her ample endowments during her night out.

The busty bombshell sharpened her screen siren features with makeup and let her highlighted hair cascade freely over her shoulders.

Balancing on a pair of platform heels, she graciously stopped to sign records for a group of fans during her evening out on the town.

Mariah was joined by her longtime boyfriend Bryan, a dashing 39-year-old who used to be one of her backup dancers.

Walk on the wild side: The 53-year-old pop diva unleashed her animal instinct by wrapping herself in a glimmering leopard print skirt that fluttered in the breeze

When you got it: Mariah teamed the skirt with a statement black top that plunged to emphasize her ample endowments during her night out

Walk on the wild side: The 53-year-old pop diva unleashed her animal instinct by wrapping herself in a glimmering leopard print skirt that fluttered in the breeze

Her latest sighting comes after she achieved yet another professional coup with her induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame on Thursday.

She joined a class that featured such names as Pharrell Williams, the Isley Brothers, Steve Miller and Eurythmics alumni Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.

Living up to her glitzy reputation, Mariah took the stage in a dazzling floor-length gown she accessorized with a pair of opera gloves.

The sizzling sensation – who according to legend has had a concert rider stipulating she ‘doesn’t do stairs’ – did not sing that evening.

There he is: Mariah was joined by her longtime boyfriend Bryan, a dashing 39-year-old who used to be one of her backup dancers

There he is: Mariah was joined by her longtime boyfriend Bryan, a dashing 39-year-old who used to be one of her backup dancers

Instead she enlisted a 13-year-old child prodigy called Liamani Segura to sing her hits, including All I Want For Christmas Is You, per Agence France-Presse.

Mariah did however deliver a speech, playing into her diva image by popping on a pair of sunglasses to cope with the glaring lights and joking to her fans: ‘It’s a moment, if you’re taking a picture!’ before taking the shades back off.

Over the course of her speech she hailed songwriters as ‘unsung heroes’ and offered her congratulations to her fellow inductees.

Feted: Her latest sighting comes after she achieved yet another professional coup with her induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame on Thursday

Feted: Her latest sighting comes after she achieved yet another professional coup with her induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame on Thursday

‘But I just wanted to say that, like, I constantly have to remind people I’m a songwriter. It’s become a joke to the point where – because they’re all into the diva thing. It’s like: “Oh my God, she’s a diva, wow, a diva!” Whatever,’ she said.

She then playfully put the sunglasses back on, earning a laugh and an applause break before she swept them off again.

As regards her private life, the Fantasy superstar shares 11-year-old her twins Monroe and Moroccan with her amicable ex-husband Nick Cannon.

Warm words: Over the course of her speech she hailed songwriters as 'unsung heroes' and offered her congratulations to her fellow inductees

Fun: Mariah played into her diva image by popping on a pair of sunglasses to cope with the glaring lights and joking to her fans: 'It's a moment, if you're taking a picture!'

Warm words: Over the course of her speech she hailed songwriters as ‘unsung heroes’ and offered her congratulations to her fellow inductees

***
Read more at DailyMail.co.uk