Mariah gets stranded on UWS after her car breaks down

Monday 5 August 2019

Mariah gets stranded on UWS after her car breaks down |
A West Side Market employee with a childhood crush on Mariah Carey came face to face with the star this week, and he made the most of it. Carey's van broke down on the Upper West Side on Thursday as she was en route to Camp Mariah, but the megastar was no diva about it.

Carey appears to be on West 100th Street. She walked through the streets singing one of her new songs, "Obsessed", and greeting people who were shocked to see her just walking around the neighborhood on a rainy day.

People yelled out how much they love her, and she marveled at the enormous piles of garbage on the streets - "not the prettiest things I've ever seen". (Welcome to the Upper West Side!)

But the most dramatic moment came when she stopped into West Side Market on Broadway and 98th, apparently looking for someone with a car to help her out. One of the employees (we'd love to contact him if you know him) told her how he really felt about her, in a video captured to her Twitter account.

The next minute was... pretty great. He did not have a car, but he offered a piggyback ride. "This is a surreal moment," he said, before starting to sing her song, "Always Be My Baby".

She cracked up. "I used to watch you swinging on the video and I wouldn't be able to eat," he went on. "I would be like 'I love her so much.' And I'd be so depressed that I couldn't have you." Whoa!

Mariah took it in stride. "But we're here together now, and we're making it through the rain." Yes, it's a bit awkward. But... frankly, this man is a hero. Because when he got his shot, he took it.

(West Side Rag)

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