JENNIFER Lopez is a busy woman, but even so, it was a bit of a surprise to see her scrolling through pictures on her phone as Mariah Carey hit the stage at the Billboard Music Awards last night.
The Booty star, who was sitting front row with the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris, was bold as brass as she whipped her phone out to check the latest photos.
Yes, she really went there.
As Mariah strained to reach those high notes of her new song, Infinity, JLo was swiping through new photos and barely looked up at the stage.
While Las Vegasâ€™ newest resident reached a climax, and Taylor could be seen mouthing â€˜awesomeâ€™ to her new beau DJ Calvin Harris, JLo bopped her head but we werenâ€™t getting the feeling that she was truly into it.
She did clap at the end though. Thatâ€™s saying something.
To be fair, Mariah has been fighting bronchitis but even still, according to viewers at home, she failed to deliver a good vocal performance.
The superstar, who fell ill just days before the annual ceremony, took to the stage for the first time since 1989 to perform her hit Vision Of Love and new track Infinity.
Wearing a plunging, metallic dress from Yousef Al-Jasmi, the 45-year-old star left viewers less than impressed, despite looking fab on stage at the glitzy bash in Las Vegas.
One viewer wrote on Twitter during her set: “I might have to get my ear drum replaced for the second time after hearing Mariah Carey hit that god awful note.”
Another posted on the site: “Mariah Carey’s performance on the #BBMAs was absolutely awful. infinity please stop. (sic)” Poor Mariah.
A third dramatic viewer also added: “Mariah Carey’s last note was so awful I thought the glass on my tv was gonna break.”
The star was backed by a band dressed entirely in white and tried to nail the high notes after cancelling a performance just before the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand.
The Hero crooner kicked off her residence at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace earlier this month and had to disappoint fans because she couldn’t perform one of her gigs.
But she previously said rehearsals had been going well and she was looking forward to the concerts.
“It’s been mainly for me about the music and about how to incorporate the songs,” Mariah told E! News.
“Just because they were all number one records doesn’t mean they all make an easy set list…a lot of ballads and up tempos. So it’s difficult to make it work seamlessly.” – Mirror