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Mariah Carey Offers Fergie Some Advice On Handling Criticism



Mariah Carey recently gave Fergie some advice on how to handle criticism. The Black Eyed Peas member received flak following her performance at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

During a recent night out with her boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka, Carey told an interviewer that Fergie should not listen to the haters. Her statement came just as she and Tanaka were leaving the restaurant.

Mariah Carey Criticized Over New Year's Eve Performance

Carey herself is no stranger to criticisms. In 2016, the "When You Believe" singer made headlines after she experienced some technical difficulties during her New Year's Eve performance in Times Square. Following her set, Carey's then-manager, Stella Bulochnikov, accused Dick Clark Productions of sabotaging the singer's performance.

During a previous interview, Carey said that she does not think Clark would purposely sabotage her performance. However, she also said that she is not the one to be blamed for what happened. The production heads said that Carey sent a stand-in during their second rehearsal.

Despite the criticisms Carey received at the time, she still managed to thank her fans for all of their love and support.

"My true fans have been so supportive and I am so appreciative of them and everybody in the media that came out to support me after the fact because it really was an incredible holiday season that turned into a horrible New Year's Eve," said Carey.

A year later, the award-winning singer managed to redeem herself at another New Year's Eve show organized by Dick Clark Productions. During her set, Carey sang "Hero" and "Vision of Love" live.

Fergie Responds To Criticism

Fergie was recently criticized for giving the National Anthem a jazzy rendition. The 42-year-old singer sang on key, and she also managed to hit all of her high notes. However, some fans were unimpressed with her version of "Star-Spangled Banner."

A day later, Fergie defended her decision to sing the National Anthem the way she did.

"I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA. I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition did not strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best," said Fergie.

Even though a lot of people criticized the singer, Shaquille O'Neal said that he loved Fergie's version of "Star-Spangled Banner."

"Fergie, I love you. It was different, it was sexy," said O'Neal.

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