Legend At Work: Mariah Carey Hit The Studio Last Night

Legends never rest. Last night (August 20) pop stars flooded New York City for the 2018 VMAs. Although the show featured appearances from Madonna, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez and many others, some acts were notably absent. We already know why Halsey decided to skip out. But it turns out Mariah Carey had an equally salient reason for ditching the awards show: She was on a working vacation. In the early hours of this morning, the “We Belong Together” icon took to Instagram to post a photo and announce she was hitting the recording studio in a golf cart. “Anyone care for a ride? 😉 Off to the studio,” she wrote. A few hours later, she posted a follow-up message to let fans know she worked on a new song.

It is unclear who she was working with today, but Mimi has been spotted in the studio several times this year. Last month the “I Don’t” diva linked up for an all-nighter with frequent collaborator Jermaine Dupri and Bobby Ross Avila. The latter took to Instagram to proclaim “the Magic was in FULL EFFECT” following their session. Earlier this month she paired a gorgeous gown with a violin during a “string session” and worked with Prince Charlez (Rihanna’s “Needed Me”) and No I.D. (JAY-Z’s “Holy Grail”). The work is allegedly for her next album, a follow-up her last full-length LP, the brilliantly titled Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse. Hopefully she is getting closer to an official release.

Although we don’t know much about Mimi’s new project just yet, she has shared a couple of details about what to expect. In a March interview with V magazine she revealed that she has been chipping away at a project for the better part of year and a half. Although she remained mum on exact details, she revealed that she was focusing on crafting evocative lyrics. “I don’t want to give away too many people that I’m working with, but there’s a different approach that I’m taking as an artist. I think it’s like a fresh start. A lot of people see that whole other image. They see this diva… they don’t think songwriter. But I look at myself as a songwriter first, and then a singer. That’s what I love to do the most.”

Her latest update makes me think something is on the way soon. And it also spawned another truly iconic photo. Check out the latest evidence of her hard work below!

Anyone care for a ride? 😉 Off to the studio!

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About last night… #pondestudio #newsong #workation

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