Even the Elusive Chanteuse rides the subway. Mariah Carey traded her chauffeured-driven vehicle for a more modest form of transportation.
The biggest diva of them all took the subway home from the Fresh Air Fund gala in New York City, where she was honored earlier in the evening. Donning a sparkly blue ball gown and sunglasses, Mimi headed onto the D train with her entourage in tow including Jermaine Dupri, BET executive Stephen Hill, and her bodyguards.
“I figured since I’m underdressed, we might as well take the subway,” said Mariah, who documented her travels on Vine.
The “#Beautiful” singer is not the first megastar to commute with the common folk. Rihanna and Jay Z have both taken the train to their concerts.
Mariah will perform a special concert from her home in Bel-Air and sit down with Matt Lauer for a one-on-one interview during the NBC special “Mariah Carey: At Home in Concert with Matt Lauer,” airing Saturday at 8 p.m.
According to HITS, her album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse is expected to sell 55-60,000 copies in its first week.
See Mimi’s glamorous subway adventures below.