Mariah had earlier this tweeted a photo of herself on holiday in what seemed at the time a pretty revealing bikini top. However we had to change her minds when she came out on stage at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC in a long black dress that had most of the audience wondering how on earth it didn’t just slip off causing a huge wardrobe malfunction.
We are guessing that the secret of the dress must be what in the US is politely called toupee tape but here in the UK is more bluntly, and more accurately, referred to as tit tape.
Mariah chose the BET awards to showcase the first performance of her new single ‘You’re Min’ and the big occasion together with that show-stopping dress are sure to have made a big impact.
The silk faille dress had been specially designed for the singer by Rubin SInger who is a favourite of a number of other sexy singers too including Beyonce, Shakira and Alicia Keys. Rubin was obviously pleased with all the feedback his creation was getting as you can see by this tweet.
Other performers at the awards included Smokey Robinson, Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae and the Queen of Soul herself, the legendary Aretha Franklin. Also performing last night was Aretha’s granddaughter Victorie Franklin, who sang Take Me To The King as a tribute to her grandmother who was honoured at the awards. Aretha has sold over 75m records and won an incredible 18 Grammy awards and is still performing. In fact she sang a special tribute song in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
As well as Aretha Franklin and Nelson Mandela, others to be honoured at the awards included former Motown boss Berry Gordy Jr and Ice Cube.
The 2014 BET Honors Awards will be shown on US television on 24 February at 9pm ET and will also be shown in the UK on SKY satellite channel 187 and Freesat channel 140..