Mariah Carey Says Brunch Is Over, “Linner” on the Rise
Is 2018 Mariah Carey’s year of redemption? It sure seems to be starting off that way.
First, the pop-music diva earned back major points for her solid New Year’s Eve performance on "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest" after last year’s debacle on the same show.
"Oh, I’m feeling a lot better than last year, when I had to get my own police escort to walk away," Carey told Seacrest, when he checked in with her after she’d sung.
The "Hero" singer even sparked a meme with her "They told me there would be tea" mid-performance ad-lib and gamely embraced it on her Twitter feed.
"Found my tea," she captioned a photo of herself happily sipping from a white cup, posted in the wee hours of New Year’s Day in what was dubbed "the first meme of 2018."
And then, not a week into the new year, Carey has apparently earned herself more Twitter love by declaring brunch to be essentially over and "linner" to be way more her, um, cup of tea.
"A friend called and asked me to do brunch. Come on.. I don't do brunch, it's daytime!!" Carey tweeted. "I suggested linner instead (definition: a late dinner!) #linneristhenewbrunch"
Carey’s tweet has garnered nearly 31,000 likes, more than 7,700 retweets and 1,400 comments – some in favor, some opposed. But mostly, people seem into it.
"If Mariah says Brunch culture is cancelled then its cancelled!!!" wrote one apparent Carey fan.
"I can actually get behind that idea!" another weighed in.
"The queen has spoken. LINNER it is," declared a third.
So there you go, Mariah followers. Guh-bye, brunch. Hello, linner.
Meanwhile, Meryl Streep apparently sized up Carey’s lap at the Golden Globes and declared that it appeared "comfy," so yeah, Mariah is definitely having an ascendant moment.
Brunch, I guess, not so much.