Mariah and Jimmy got their prank on last night.
On last night’s episode of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” some may-jah diva prankery was afoot! Dozens of devoted Lambs were herded backstage to listen to a recording of Mariah Carey‘s new single, “The Art Of Letting Go.” Moments later, however, Ms. Carey appeared from behind a rando door to reveal that she was actually singing the track herself all along! Needless to say, this shocker
nearly sent her fans to the point of hysteria!
Believe us when we say that there’s basically nothing we’d like more than the chance to meet Mimi IRL — other than the chance to have an arm made of regenerating peanut butter, because HELLO. At least now we know how best to react to her presence should we ever be so blessed! Thanks, Jimmy Fallon, your show has gracefully taught us the five appropriate reactions to seeing Mariah Carey in person — which we’ve rendered in GIFs below. Learn well!
1.) Shock, utter disbelief, sudden onset of halitosis
2.) Loss of feeling, arm spasms, urge to touch yourself to confirm you still exist
3.) Blinding joy-rage, actual blindness, unexplainable loss of vertebrae
Check out more appropriate GIF reactions to seeing Mariah IRL, and watch her “Fallon” surprise after the jump.
4.) Whiplash, unhinging of the jaw, willingness to trade sexual favors for more time
5.) “YAAAAAAAAS! YAAAS, MARIAH, YOU LOOK SO GOOD! OH MY GOD, YAAS!”
Photo credit: Getty Images / GIFs: NBC, Jonathan Goldner of MTV